Club gives golf car as charity prize

ON A WINNER: Caloundra Golf Club will host the Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club charity golf day.
ON A WINNER: Caloundra Golf Club will host the Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club charity golf day. CONTRIBUTED

WHEN it comes to fundraising, services clubs know a thing or two.

But the Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club is going all out for this year's Ian Baker-Finch Charity Golf Day.

President Dan Thomasson said the team event, to be held at the Caloundra Golf Club on Friday, October 16, would take the Ambrose competition to the next level.

Competitors need only hit a hole-in-one on the designated hole to win a 2015 Volkswagen Golf.

The car has been donated by Garry Crick Auto.

"It's a par three so it is possible," Mr Thomasson said.

"There have been plenty of holes in one on that particular hole in the past. But it's like any hole in one: they don't happen every day."

This year the club will donate the proceeds of the annual golf day to RACQ CareFlight and the organisation will bring in a helicopter on the day.

"A local pilot will be flying a chopper over a hole and dropping 100 numbered golf balls and whoever's golf ball lands closest to the hole wins $800," Mrs Thomasson said.

Places are still available for teams of four to register for the day at a cost of $1000.

The club is hoping to raise up to $20,000 to help the rescue helicopter service continue its operations.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue relationship manager Angela Miles said the club had responded to a letter asking for support towards a piece of vital medical equipment.

"They went one step further and said they would host a golf day for CareFlight and hopefully raise between $5000 and $10,000, providing us with additional funds to purchase additional medical equipment," she said.

"Community organisations such as Rotary really champion our cause.

"We absolutely rely on this type of vital funding."

To register a team, phone Tony Long on 0419 773 460 or email

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