Golf Day raises $15,000 for Education Scholarships

2018 Golf Day 1

The 32nd Annual Parramatta Diocesan Charity Golf Day was held on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Richmond Golf Club. 160 golfers were blessed with perfect blue skies as they raised education scholarship funds for impoverished and disadvantaged students.

Established in 1987 by World Youth Day 2016 Project Officer Ian Jordan and retired principal Richard McGuiness to celebrate the beginning of the Diocese, the Annual Golf Day has always been well attended and has become almost an 'annual reunion' of principals, clergy, religious, staff, parents and friends.

With donations from the Richmond Club Ltd, Catholic Church Insurance, Terry Shields Toyota, the raffle raised a record $2000. With the innovation of purchasing ‘mulligans’ at $5 (limited one per player per 9 holes), and a hole in one $5 shot for a new Toyota Corolla Ascent Sports (Terry Shields Toyota), combined with other donations, a total of $15,000 (approx.) was raised for Educational Scholarships for impoverished and disadvantaged students.

Foundation sponsors DDF (Diocesan Development Fund) and CCI (Catholic Church Insurance) were acknowledged for their support and commitment over 32 continuous years. Each player received a special DDF ‘two golf ball tower’ and a golf divot repair and marker set, plus a golf towel from sponsor Oz Fashions. This was much appreciated by all and was a brilliant start to the day.

JR Waste and Recycling sponsored nearest the pins and the Par Three Champions Trophy. New sponsor, Adesso Home Improvement (South Windsor), also made a major contribution for the success of the event.

2018 Golf Day 2

Congratulations to the winners

Best Scratch Score Trophy

Congratulations to team ‘Shelly Beach’, who took out the coveted best scratch score trophy for a score of 59 (11 under)! Team members David Fletcher, Leslie Armstrong, James Swanson and Andrew Proust, received the prestigious Trophy presented by Chief Executive Officer, DDF, Royce Brennan.

Ladies Trophy

Richmond Ladies Vets
Carmen Salkeld, Rosemary Phillis, Sue Still and Jane Mackie (60.7 net)

Medley Trophy

CEDP All Stars
Sr Helen Clarke, Sr Rebecca McCabe, Stephen Dowd and Barry Hutton (59.7 net).

These awards were presented by CCI Senior Client Manager for NSW and ACT Mr Gareth Bowler.

Many thanks are extended to CCI and Terry Shields Toyota for the donation of merchandise of hats, golf umbrellas, towels and golf balls for the raffle.

Well done to all teams who enthusiastically represented their schools and associations.

Don’t forget to mark in your diaries, the 33rd Annual Diocesan Charity Golf Day on Tuesday 1st October, 2019. We look forward to another great day and a chance to again meet up with friends and golfing buddies.

Posted By CathEd Parra at 16/10/2018 3:26:02 PM

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