Charity golf event ‘one of the more successful’

Invercargill Golf club members (from left) Gary and Judith Henderson and Paul Adams competed in the ILT Give Kids a Chance golf Tournament held at the Invercargill Golf Club in Otatara at the weekend.

SEVENTY golfers competed for a great cause and some great prizes, as part of the ILT Give Kids a Chance Golf Tournament at the weekend.

The 21st annual fundraiser was held at the Invercargill Golf Club in Otatara on Sunday.

It was hosted by the Invercargill Sunrise and Invercargill North Rotary clubs.

The event invited three-person ambrose teams with at least one handicapped golfer competing per team in the tournament.

Tournament co-organiser Wayne Hamilton said they were pleased with the number of players who took part on the day.

“We are really happy as it is Covid-19 times and we did not know how many people would turn up,” Mr Hamilton said.

It was one of the event’s more successful years in a long time, he said.

“It was good, if not slightly better than previous years. It could have been due to the weather or the prizes as we had over $4000 prizes to give away.”

Prizes on offer included return tickets to Stewart Island and three rounds of golf at Jack’s Point near Queenstown.

He acknowledged the organising committee members for their effort and hard work.

“They have done a fantastic job and have helped create a great outcome.”

Feedback from people who attended were that they had enjoyed themselves, he said.

“Most of them were happy because of the fine weather and not having to play in wind or rain so, all in all, it was a good day.”

Invercargill Golf Club members Paul Adams and Judith and Gary Henderson said they attended the event to support the Rotary club.

“It has always been a very well-supported event and this year is no different,” Mr Adams said.