OPEN DAY: Julie Hunt steadies herself on the fairway.
OPEN DAY: Julie Hunt steadies herself on the fairway. Claudia Williams

Playing golf and wearing pink for cause

GOLF: The Murgon Golf Club held its Ladies' Life Members Open Day on Saturday.

The players got into the spirit of the day by wearing pink and decorating their golf carts to raise funds and support the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia.

The event was sponsored by life members Lois Watson, Norma Angel, Carmel Smith and Leanne Dowdle.

Fifty-three players attended the event, 29 of which were visitors from Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.

Smith was thankful for the support of the event.

"It is really fabulous because Maroochy River is Murgon's sister club so they have brought a little bus load up which has been very enjoyable,” she said.

"It should raise a lot of money for the cancer fund and for a little club like this that is a great effort.

"It is a good, fun day but it is even better when you know you are raising money for a very worthy cause.”

The event raised $1500 for the Breast Cancer Institute compared to the $880 raised last year.

Murgon Golf Club ladies' president Janelle Smith saidthe fundraising successwas a credit to the effort the women put into the event.

"On special days like this all the Murgon ladies pull together and it makes a great day,” she said.

"Hopefully next year it will be bigger and better.”

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