Wollongong Golf Club provided a stunning backdrop for the inaugural Housing Trust Golf Day. The event raised funds for the Tylah West Education Scholarships to support Housing Trust tenants with the costs of education or entering employment.
The successful event saw 120 golfers take the field with $22,600 raised from sponsorships, raffles, auctions and donations.
CEO Michele Adair provided golfers the opportunity to take one of her drives on the 6th hole for a $20 donation raising more than $1,000.
To ensure the event was inclusive Housing Trust encouraged teams to include at least one woman so it was great to see a large number of female players take the field, including two all women teams and a female PGA golfer.
At the after game luncheon participants saw first-hand how their contributions would make a difference with Tylah West Education Scholarship recipient Jungrae Hong delivering a moving speech about the impact the scholarship has had on her life.
A Volkswagon Polo was on offer on the 5th hole for a lucky golfer who managed a hole in one, unfortunately the prize didn’t go off this year. However there was some great golf played by novices and experts alike.
Sponsors and players have already begun to sign up for the 2022 event to be held on May 27.
1st Place – Neami National: Dallas Burnes, Nikayla Beer-Herring, Wendell Sailor, Steve Suttie
2nd Place – NAB
3rd Place – Planum Partners
Gross Score – MMJ
Longest Drive (Under 25) – Michael Emmett – Bluestone Building
Longest Drive (Over 25) – Sue Hegarty – Waples
Closest to the Pin – Greg Vasic at 189cm – Traders in Purple
Live Auction – Dale Perrett – Onboard Building
A huge thank you to our suppliers, contractors, supporters and local golfers who joined us on the day. Particular thanks to the following organisations who sponsored our event making it such a huge success:
Traders in Purple
MMJ Real Estate
OnBoard Building Services
Bridgestone Fairy Meadow
Heard McEwan Lawyers
Wollongong Golf Club
Herron Todd White
Collin Biggers Paisley Foundation
Wollongong Golf Club
Skydive the Beach
Sunday Road Brewery
Southern Classic Cars
Cronulla Golf Club