A stream of mud covered cars drove into the St George Golf Club last Tuesday as golfers and non-golfers gathered for the annual L'Oreal Paris Breast Cancer Pink Golf Day.Organiser, Bindy Mace, says the event is all about women having a lovely day out in the sunshine while raising money for a good cause.
Over the pre hit-off cup of tea and scones the women quickly discovered the day of fun also held a hint of danger."The magpie has been very friendly to people on hole 12 and 13," St George Golf Club Ladies President, Lola Cuffe, announced. "It's particularly attracted to pink."There were nervous giggles as the women looked down at their vibrant pink outfits. To reduce the risk and restore calm the suspect holes were dropped cutting the nine hole two ball Ambrose back to just seven holes.
Out on the course as the women hit their swing it quickly became apparent that the non-golfers were more dangerous than the aggressive wildlife. Picking up one of the day's notorious Booby Prizes was Kym Macfarlane. "Kym hit a birdie on the 17th," Bindy Mace laughed. "The birdie was Amelia Sevil." Balls were lost in the long grass. A new experience for many as the normally barren landscape is now lush green after recent rain. Trees where hit and the yell of 'Fore"' echoed across the fairways.
However all the women made it back to the club house without serious injury for a relaxing lunch and the announcement of just who had won the coveted L'Oreal Paris skincare prize packs.
In the style of the day, when two teams tied in the official Ambrose competition a coin was tossed and Cheryl Spackman and Polly
The Don Bradman Award for a cricket score effort on course went to Blanche McNelley and Kym Duncan. While Pam Crothers won the longest drive on hole 15 and Tiki North won the longest drive on hole 17. The Booby Prizes came out thick and fast followed by the new Treasure Chest Awards, "Because we should all treasure our chests," Bindy explained.
The day of frivolity finished with big grins and cheers as it was revealed that $930 had been raised for the St George Branch of the Breast Cancer Association of Queensland.