Get golf­ing for ail­ing Kate’s sake

Matamata Chronicle - - Out&about - ABBY BROWN

For the first time, Mata­mata Golf Club is run­ning a char­ity golf tour­na­ment for an in­di­vid­ual.

The club’s gen­eral man­ager, Graeme Reid, said New World Mata­mata owner Matthew Hart ap­proached the club about run­ning a tour­na­ment. He said it was then they de­cided to run a char­ity event for Kate Diprose, who is bat­tling a re­lapse of acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia. Matthew had al­ready se­cured spon­sor­ship for the event from Fon­terra, Lion and BNZ.

Graeme was also im­pressed by the sup­port of over 80 spon­sors. They have pro­vided items for the silent auc­tions at the Novem­ber 13 event or have spon­sored tees. The tour­na­ment has a shot­gun start of 11am.

Graeme now wants more am­brose teams of four to reg­is­ter. This fun team for­mat can in­clude non-golfers. The $120 per team also cov­ers a starter pack, bar­be­cue and lunch af­ter­wards. He is hop­ing many of the club’s 300 mem­bers will sign up but is also en­cour­ag­ing the pub­lic to join.

In the past the golf club has run char­ity tour­na­ments for Ron­ald McDon­ald House and hosted tour­na­ments for Pohlen Hospi­tal.

To reg­is­ter ring Graeme on 07 888 6109 or pre-reg­is­ter at


Mata­mata Golf Club gen­eral man­ager Graeme Reid wants teams of four to reg­is­ter for a char­ity tour­na­ment to ben­e­fit Kate Diprose.

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