| 2016 CHARITY GOLF DAY WRAP |
Our 15th Annual Charity Golf Day was played in ideal conditions at the famous Huntingdale Golf Club on Friday November 25 and a fantastic day was had by all.
As well as the golf, participants enjoyed a superb breakfast & lunch, hilarious entertainment from comedian Peter Dee, some spirited bidding on auction items and all was hosted brilliantly by Jason 'Richo' Richardson. An interview with champion jockey Luke Nolen also captivated the crowd.
Aquanita Chairman, Peter Howell, presented a cheque for $10,125 to Pancare Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Angelia Dixon, who was delighted with the result. The proceeds will assist with care and research into pancreatic cancer and other upper gastrointestinal cancers. It should be noted that Pancare is a legacy of one of our leading former owners in Phil Sly who sadly passed away earlier this year.
The grand total raised for charity by Aquanita in its 15 years of charity golf days now climbs to $136,075.
The day could not be such a success without the assistance of our generous sponsors. Major sponsors this year were Life Fitness (gym & fitness equipment), Browns Sawdust & Shavings, Powernet (IT consultants) & Flower Drum (Melbourne's leading Chinese Restaurant). Should you ever have a need for their services we encourage you to contact them.
The winning team on the day with 125 points was the Design Electrics group comprising Daniel Pike, Aaron Middleton, John 'Baby' Bunting & Josh Noonan. Runners up were the Philpott group (Bryan & Brendon Philpott, Wayne Hardie & Tanya Walker) who made the journey across from Western Australia and notched up a highly competitive 119 points on the tough layout.
Daniel Pike (Design Electrics) was the overall individual winner with 47 points narrowly defeating Wei-Shen Mak (Racing.com) on 46 points. Longest Drive was taken out by gorilla Matthew Brown (Browns Sawdust) and Drew Wakefield won the nearest the pin on the Par 3 3rd hole. Damian Slocum was the closest on the 'hole in one' 5th hole and had his hands on the keys of the Rav 4 from Camberwell Toyota momentarily but rolled past the hole to be 1.5m away in the finish. Ben Connolly, Craig Sutton & Sam Doran all got inside the circle on the betting hole at the Par 3 15th. Steve 'Danger' Dangerfield drained a 25m putt to win the putting competition and the infamous NAGA award was presented to Pat Saundry (UXC Oxygen) who took it all in his stride.
Make a diary note now to play in the 2017 event at Huntingdale on Friday November 24. It is one of the best charity golf days on the calendar and one not to be missed! For further information please click here. Entries close Monday November 21. Register now by completing the attached form.