Charity golf day is ready for tee off

GOLF DAY: Last year's charity golf day saw money donated to Nerrilda and the Salvation Army.
GOLF DAY: Last year's charity golf day saw money donated to Nerrilda and the Salvation Army.

Novices and golfing enthusiasts alike will tee off this weekend all in the name of charity.

The annual Port Augusta Police Charity Golf Day, one of the most highly anticipated events on the calendar in the community, is being held on Sunday and raising money for Nerrilda/Ramsay Auxiliary as well as Ignite Cheer and Dance.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been put back into the community thanks to the event which has supported groups including Army Cadets, Navy Cadets, Dusty Feet Mob, Miriam High, Rotary, Port Augusta Sporting Association and other charitable causes around the community for more than 30 years.

Port Augusta Police Senior Sergeant, Russell Morgan, paid tribute to the support of the community, local businesses and the golf club's for their support. While the event is run by the Port Augusta Police Station, he said the event's success was due to the community's generosity.

"It's the donations they provide that make the day a success," he said.

The Port Augusta Golf Club donate the use of the course free of charge.

"They donate the green fees so that all the money goes to the charities," Sen Sgt Morgan said.

"It's very much the generosity of the community that allows the event to go ahead."

Sen Sgt Morgan said all the money raised goes back to the local community and they try to change the recipient groups around to spread the funding around the community.

The funding recipients have a role to play on the day and will take part in the lunch and afternoon tea.

Sunday's event is a four-person ambrose competition with tee off at 8.30am. It costs $30 per person and includes green fees, lunch and afternoon tea. Children also participate and the event caters for all ages.

The course is licensed and a drinks buggy will be around the course.

It is a responsible drinking event.

Nominations can be made to the Port Augusta Police Station on 8648 5020 but will also be accepted on the morning of the event.

If a community group is interested in expressing their interest at being a recipient next year, they can contact the police station and outline what the funding would be used for.