Stu­dents tee up char­ity golf tour­na­ment

The Leader (Tasman) - - SPORTS TALK - SA­MAN­THA GEE

A group of Nel­son Col­lege stu­dents want peo­ple to get out on the green in support of prostate cancer.

As part of their busi­ness stud­ies, the four stu­dents have planned a golf tour­na­ment for Blue Septem­ber, to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foun­da­tion.

Nel­son Col­lege stu­dent and keen golfer Josh Simp­son said they orig­i­nally looked at cre­at­ing a busi­ness but the keen golfer had helped to or­gan­ise a suc­cess­ful char­ity tour­na­ment be­fore.

‘‘We play golf and we have raised money be­fore so we thought why not or­gan­ise an­other golf tour­na­ment and try raise some more money for a dif­fer­ent cause.’’

The stu­dents had spent the last few months plan­ning the event, they had spon­sors for the tour­na­ment and now were hop­ing to get peo­ple signed up. They hoped to raise at least $5000 through the tour­na­ment.

‘‘We are men and prostate cancer is prob­a­bly some­thing that we might come across in our lives,’’ Simp­son said. We just think it’s a re­ally good cause.’’

Fel­low stu­dent Matthew Grimes said the for­mat meant that the tour­na­ment was suit­able for golfers of all abil­i­ties, in­clud­ing those who hadn’t played be­fore.

Each team mem­ber had a shot at each hole and they would take the best shot out of the four be­fore mov­ing on.Those with­out golf clubs could hire them from the Nel­son Golf Club.

All pro­ceeds from the event would go to the Prostate Cancer Foun­da­tion. The en­try fee was $200 for a team of four which in­cluded green fees, a hole in one and shootout com­pe­ti­tion as well as a sausage sizzle and prizes.

The stu­dents hoped to get around 120 golfers signed up for the tour­na­ment.

Nel­son Col­lege Blue Septem­ber Char­ity golf tour­na­ment. Fri­day Septem­ber 15 at the Nel­son Golf Club, 12pm. For tick­ets con­tact Josh on 021 0295 4227 or email josh.simp­son@learn­ing.nel­son­col­lege.school.nz

SA­MAN­THA GEE/ THE LEADER

Nel­son Col­lege stu­dents Matthew Grimes, left, Fer­gus Mur­ray, Josh Simp­son and Harry Perkins are hold­ing a char­ity golf tour­na­ment to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foun­da­tion.

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