May 2013 Charity Golf Day


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The tournament attracted more than 30 corporate teams this year from throughout Melbourne, raising more than $30,000.

Rain affected the event for the second time this year (see below for further information), but when players eventually graced the course they enjoyed playing on one of the nation's leading golf courses which has stood the test of time for more than 120 years.

Showers and thunder end hot, dry spell in Melbourne

Some 20 teams and a group of organisers gathered at Riversdale Golf Club for the annual Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf Day but the weather gods had other plans. Melbourne’s February 2013 stretch of hot and dry weather ended with a soaking, with the highest metropolitan rainfall on the day recorded at Mt Waverley with 68mm of unrelenting rain falling.

Whilst everyone was waiting for that break in the weather we were fortunate to be entertained by:

  • Shane Perkins, current Keirin World Champion, interviewed by Harry Hart – Shane talked of his preparation for the 2012 London Olympics, catching a virus upon entering the Games Village and going on to win Bronze in the men’s sprint. He also talked about the current state of cycling, locally and globally, and his upcoming Keirin cycling season in Japan in April 2013. A most entertaining interview.
  • Ian Stanley, winner of the 2001 Senior British Open – Ian talked about golf in general and the readiness of the mind as it relates to golf, the outer mind focuses with the bigger picture and the inner mind focuses on addressing and playing the shot. He extended this discussion to incorporate several pointers on putting, a valuable lesson and well received by all present.

However, the crowd was restless and after several trips to the Pro-Shop to look at the weather radar it was very evident there was little relief in sight.

Around 9:15am with no break in the wet weather in sight and evidence of thunderstorms occurring, the Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf organising committee made an announcement to postpone the event. Those that were there we’re not surprised, for a long time we watched the lightening and the rain fall.

Update your calendars – Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday 7 May at the Riversdale Golf Club

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