8 June 2024

Weipa golfers aim to ace men’s mental health fundraiser

| Lyndon Keane
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Eighteen teams will play an Ambrose for a cause on 15 June when Carpentaria Golf Club holds a fundraising competition for local men’s and mental health. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

Players will tee off in the name of men’s mental health when Carpentaria Golf Club hosts a fundraiser and family fun day on 15 June.

A buggy auction will start the day from 9am before teams of four contest a nine-hole Ambrose from 10am with a shotgun start.

Club president Murray Mountjoy said the event followed the success of a similar competition in 2023, adding all funds raised on the day would remain on western Cape York and be distributed between local groups.

“It’s all consistent with some of our members’ views and my views of supporting men’s health and mental health,” he said.

“It was a successful fundraiser last year with nearly 80 players, and we distributed funds to a lot of local groups.

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“All of it again this year will be going into local support for men’s health.”

Bookings for the event are essential, with only 18 teams scheduled to reach for their clubs on the day.

The competition will cost $50 per player, which includes green fees, a delicious bacon and egg breakfast burger to provide nutrition before stepping onto the first tee box, and a drink after putting out on the ninth hole.

Mr Mountjoy said a family fun day would follow the Ambrose once teams had returned to the clubhouse.

For more information, or to register your team, call 4069 7332 or email [email protected].

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