Whitsunday and Proserpine show a united front
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.”
UNITED: Ron Jamieson and Dean Kercher at Proserpine on Sunday.