2015 TUFK Charity Golf Day: February 17


Perfect day for golf

The Tee Up For Kids Foundation held the fifth annual Corporate Charity Golf Day at Riversdale Golf Club on February 17. The course was in great condition and 64 golfers took part (16 teams of 4), on a perfect afternoon with the majority of holes sponsored by participating companies (see below).  The course lived up to its reputation, challenging most players but everyone rose to the challenge, the atmosphere throughout the afternoon was one of great enjoyment underpinned by a competitive mood.

The Foundation would like to thank sincerely all those who took part in the golf on the day, with special recognition to the many corporates and individuals who sponsored teams:

Aitken Partners

Pitcher Partners

H2 Television

Fraser Jefferies Finance

Robert Masters & Associates

Quest Apartments

Snap Printing Heidelberg

McQueen General  Insurances

X Golf / The House of Golf

Pure Storage

L N Christie & Co

QBE Insurances

Glenn Mescher

Southern Cross Computer Systems

Ray Gibson & Peter Cheers


In the early evening, majority convened to the clubhouse and enjoyed a cold drink with a BBQ dinner, and networked accordingly. Peter Cheers (Tee Up For Kids), Bernie Geary (Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria) and Jane Rowe (Mirabel Foundation) spoke about the activities of the separate organisations and how they interact to support these special kids who are in foster and residential care.

This was followed by the auction and Bernie Geary’s auctioning skills played no small part in ensuring a healthy outcome, and the bidders showed there was no stopping them when it came to such a worthy charitable cause. The auction was followed with Ian Stanley who presented the winning teams:

  1. H2 Television – Team-1  (Harry Hart)
  2. X Golf / The House of Golf (Ian McPherson)


Then the individual presentations for:

  • Nearest The Pin (3rd Hole) – Matt Trox
  • Nearest The Pin (14th Hole) – Ray Gibson
  • Straightest Drive – Mike Sakalas

On the day we raised over $11,100 from the golf event, the raffle and auction, particularly through the very generous support of those who donated auction items:

Il Duca Restaurant

Restaurant Centonove

Nikos Greek Tavern

Titleist Golf

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

Commonwealth Golf Club

Portsea Golf Club

The Kew Golf Club

Sorrento Golf Club

X Golf / The House of Golf

Melbourne Lord Mayors Office

TaylorMade Golf

To all those who participated on the day, thank you all so much for your part  whether as  a corporate sponsor, player, donor or as a valuable pair of hands on the day, you show you care and this does make a difference for these kids.


Mark your diary now for 2016, the Tee Up For Kids Foundation

Corporate Charity Golf Day is scheduled for Tuesday, 12th April 2016

 and be sure to check out the photos from this year’s event.