The FGD Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year, and what a success it was!
We were really pleased to have 22 teams enter this year (keep an eye out for your team photo in the attached slideshow) and despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great time! The course at Gold Creek Country Club was outstanding as usual and they did an excellent job at looking after us on the day.
For the second year in a row, Karinya House were our chosen charity, Karinya House are an important Canberra based organization who we are very proud to support. They provide support (in all shapes and sizes) to pregnant and parenting women in need. They do some really great things and are an organization that inspire us with their drive and hard work to make the community a better place. If you’re interested in becoming a friend of Karinya House you should visit their website to find out how (but finish reading our blog first! :)).
We are really grateful to our generous sponsors and players, so from the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank our hole sponsors, GoBoat Canberra and The George Harcourt Inn. Thank you for your sponsorship and for providing us the opportunity to add some extra fun to holes #7 (Nearest the Pin – sponsored by GoBoats) and #13 (The Happy Gilmore Unavoidable Game – sponsored by The George). Yes, Happy Gilmore is what it sounds like, we also have an unavoidable game in which you have to take your tee off with a cricket bat! But of course there is serious play too, along with much serious discussion about family law and supporting Karinya House, not necessarily in the same sentence!
Keeping our players well fed and watered, Blue Ink Office Supplies donated muesli bars, chocolate bars and bottled water, Ziggys Fresh provided us with some of the best apples and mandarins (along with Canberra’s best reusable shopping bags) and the drinks cart was well stocked with BentSpoke Brewing Co. beer. We thank these sponsors very much for their ongoing support.
Akiba, Sage & Kokomo’s, Mount Majura Vineyard, Paddywack Promotional Products, Orange Theory Fitness and Gold Creek Country Club all donated some great prizes for our winning team, best dressed and longest drive. The prizes this year we reckon were our best yet and we are really grateful to have had them all donated.
We also had a pretty great raffle going throughout the day (many of us are a bit sad we didn’t win anything!), thank you very much to all of our raffle sponsors:
- Pialligo Estate
- Club Lime
- Mudd The Spa
- Momento Dezigns
- Gelato Messina
- Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
- The National Zoo & Aquarium
- Bison Homewares
- Fernwood Canberra City
- Shaw Vineyard Estate
Finally, the biggest thank you to all of our players who battled the chilly wind, delved into their pockets and brought their A game to make the day a great success!