Posted by Luke Provis RC Frankston
 
CHARITY GOLF DAY RAISES $20,000 FOR FRANKSTON HOMELESS
 
140 golfers took to Centenary Park Golf Course on Sunday 23rd October raising $10,000 for Community Support Frankston at the Rotary-Wrangler’s Charity Golf Day.
 
Australasian Long Drive Champion Steffan Scutti was on hand to help the 37 participating teams take their first drive on the 9th hole. Steffan did not disappoint, successfully driving each ball more than 350-metres down the fairway.
 
While none of the golfers took out the $10,000 hole-in-one prize, the 4-Ball Open Ambrose Competition saw its winning male team of Paul Groves, Craig Lawson, James Lever and Justin Trinne achieve an impressive nett score of 53.3.
 
The title for the mixed team went to the Coles (Bryan, Andrew, Amy and Peter), with a nett score of 56.0.
 
Other winners on the day were –
 
Straightest Drive (Men) – Ellis Schofield
Straightest Drive (Women) – Amy Cole
Longest Drive (Men) – Troy Gray
Longest Drive (Women) – Jennifer Quinlan
Nearest to the Pin – Andrew Bridge
 
Players and sponsors were treated to an egg and bacon breakfast, followed by a delicious lunch catered by Frankston Rotary Club Rotarians and their partners. There was an electric atmosphere in the Clubhouse as everyone took their chance to win a prize at the spinning wheel.
 
“The Frankston Rotary Club are delighted to be able to present a $20,000 donation to Community Support Frankston, to help those experiencing hardship and homelessness in our local community, especially in the lead up to Christmas,” said Rotary Club of Frankston President, Suzanne Caldwell.
 
“Successful events like this one would not be possible without the efforts and support of our Rotarians, their families and our event sponsors. I extend our deepest thanks to the City of Frankston, ClubLinks, Centenary Park Golf Club and the Frankston Wranglers, along with all our sponsors, for their generosity.”
 
Planning is already under way for the 2023 charity golf day which will be held at the Centenary Park Golf Course on Sunday, 22nd October.