Golfing for a cause

Golf devotees in the Latrobe Valley will tee off in the name of a worthy cause next month when the third Annual MND Golf Classic comes to the Traralgon Golf Club.

Event organiser Chris Robertson was touched by motor neuron disease when fellow Ex Students Cricket Club member Gordon Kerr was diagnosed with the degenerative condition.

Mr Robertson and his daughter Emily Robertson established the Annual MND Golf Classic to raise funds for research into the disease.

Mr Kerr lost his battle with MND before the second running of the event and Mr Robertson hoped the Classic would continue to recognise the stalwart’s legacy.

“We raised $7000 in the first year and $8000 in the second year so hopefully it’s even bigger this year and we can reach the $10,000 mark,” Mr Robertson said.

“Over the last two years people have been really generous, it’s been incredible and that’s the reason we’ve hit the target we have.

“We really couldn’t do it without the help of some really generous local businesses, so that has been massive.”

The event will take the shape of a three-person Ambrose format with dedicated fun novelty holes scattered across the course.

Along with 18 holes of golf, there will be longest drive and nearest-to-the-pin prizes and refreshments available throughout the day.

“People can enter as an individual and be put in a team or enter as a team,” Mr Robertson said.

“At the end of the day it’s all about having fun and raising money for a great cause while we’re at it.”

The third Annual MND Golf Classic will be held at the Traralgon Golf Club on Sunday, February 18 with a shotgun start at 11am.

Entry into the event is $50 per person or $150 for a team of three.

All proceeds raised on the day go towards MND – Finding a Cure.

For more information or to register, email or search for the Annual MND Golf Classic on Facebook.