A 7.30am tee off at the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club saw 82 participants for the annual TAG Financial Charity Golf Day head off into a rather thick fog. This did not assist the standard of play in any way and may well have covered up many a stray shot. Eventually the fog lifted and the players were able to appreciate what is a most spectacular Greg Norman designed course. The standard of golf was sensational for some groups and others would say it provided a challenge.
The winning team (Handicap) was Graham Hobbs, Ryan Hobbs and Ben Duncalf with the team of James Gatt, Sam D’Eliai, Chris Haggy and David Lenertz winning the Scratch Prize with a gross score of 64. Due to the generosity of the many sponsors, there are not many who leave the venue without a “prize” of some description.
However the most positive result from the day was a total of $8,500 being raised for The Ponds School – which makes it the most successful day ever. The funds raised will go towards enriching the school experience for the students who have moderate or severe intellectual disabilities by helping with the cost of air conditioning the main auditorium.
We cannot achieve success without the support of the many Financial and Business Firms who provide merchandise and donations for prizes and raffle items which help to maximise money raised from the event along with those who participate year after year. This event has been held every year since 1995 and some supporters have been along for the ride each and every year.
Next year we are setting a target of 100 players and funds raised target to be in excess of $10,000.
We would like to especially thank the following businesses for supporting our event:
- Bella Dental Care (special thank you for Event Hole Sponsor)
- Allan Gray Australia
- Asteron Life
- BT Financial Group
- BT Investment Management
- Fidelity Worldwide Investment
- Fit n Firm
- Franklin Templeton Investments
- Henderson Global Investors
- Il Lago Italian Restaurant
- IML Investors Mutual Ltd
- Kbits Australia Pty Ltd
- Magellan Financial Group
- Noble Financial Services
- Paradice Investment Management
- PM Capital
- Premium China Funds Management
- Russell Investments
- Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club
- T. Rowe Price
- Verante Financial Planning
We look forward to continuing our support for The Ponds School.