Melanoma Institute Australia
HISTORY BEHIND THE CHARITY
For the past 16 years, we have collectively made a wonderful difference in a variety of people’s lives. In 2021 will be the seventeenth year since The Charity Challenge Golf Days were introduced to the Corporate Golf market by its founders Gary Dawson OAM and Matthew Laverty.
The purpose of these days was to support a key group of smaller charities each year and highlight the services and the roles they play in the community that perhaps don’t receive the high public profile or adulation.
What Matt and I experienced was many charities calling and asking for our support. The support we could provide 50 charities was limited. However, when we decided to help 10 in the beginning and now extending to 15 we found we could provide a much better result and introduce these charities to many great organisations like yours.
All the charities that are supported by the Charity Challenge Golf Series have either been as a direct result of contact from the charities direct via Smokey or Matt.
Or have been introduced by supporters and sponsors who felt these charities would benefit from our support. In the 9 years we have run these events and the Charity Challenge Gala Ball we have netted in excess of $9 Million dollars. It’s been through the great support of individuals and companies like yours that have made these events a true success
What has been the most pleasing aspect of all these events is the friendships and business links that have been forged through the support of businesses such as yours.
Matt and I always believed that it was paramount for the Charity Challenge to be a success, we had to ensure players were getting value for money.
Our philosophy has not changed over the past eleven years and we will continue to endeavour to improve our service and golf experience for all competitors in 2021.
7am - Registration at the selected Golf Club where staff will take players bags. They can provide pre-booked hire clubs and hire shoes if necessary. Carts included at all venues for our sponsors.
7.15am - Breakfast
7.30am - Driving Range Optional
7.45am - Welcome & Event Run Down – Various Formats from 4 Ball & 2 Ball Ambrose Events, Modified Teams Stableford and also Teams Stableford and American Foursomes
7.50am - Players move to their allocated tees
8am - Shotgun start, play commences (available on course: beverages and light snacks from the Drink Carts)
12.30pm - Players return and freshen up
1pm - Lunch and presentation of prizes
3pm - Finish