Whit­sun­day and Proser­pine show a united front

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Golf Club made a gen­er­ous $5000 do­na­tion to Proser­pine Golf Club on the week­end to as­sist with the re­pair of dam­ages sus­tained dur­ing Cy­clone Deb­bie.

The Proser­pine Golf Club ini­tially ap­proached their Whit­sun­day neigh­bours for as­sis­tance to re­sume full func­tion af­ter the cat­e­gory four storm.

Whit­sun­day Golf Club pres­i­dent Ron Jamieson said the com­mit­tee gen­er­ously de­cided to do­nate $5000 to­wards the cost of a new point-of-sale sys­tem be­ing in­stalled in the Proser­pine Golf Club build­ing.

Proser­pine Golf Club vice-pres­i­dent Dean Kercher ac­cepted the do­na­tion on be­half of pres­i­dent Peter Krause, who was un­able to at­tend the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Mr Jamieson an­nounced a fur­ther $1500 con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the travel ex­penses of three bud­ding golfers from Proser­pine Golf Club who will travel to Las Ve­gas in July.

Each golfer will re­ceive $500 to­wards flights to the US to com­pete in the In­ter­na­tional World Stars of Ju­nior Golf Cham­pi­onship.

Levi Holmes, Jaxon Hen­der­son-Feld­man and Harper Hen­der­son-Feld­man were se­lected based on their out­stand­ing per­for­mances at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Age Cham­pi­onships held over two days in Yep­poon in April.

Mr Jamieson said the trip was very for­tu­nate for the up-and-com­ing golfers.

“We thought it was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the boys to be where they are and it opens a lot of doors for them,” he said.

“We just thought we could put our name out there, the Whit­sun­day name, on an in­ter­na­tional scale.”

PHOTO: CLAUDIA ALP

UNITED: Ron Jamieson and Dean Kercher at Proser­pine on Sun­day.

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