Date: May 10, 2016
Author: Dave Tease, Golf NSW

Sat’s pride in charity effort

Satyendra Sinha has been the driving force behind the Bondi Diggers Social Golf Club for way too many years than he cares to remember.

The club is an eclectic bunch of golfers from the Eastern Suburbs whose regular get-together has become a Sunday morning rite for many of them.

 ‘Sat’ as he is affectionately known to his golf buddies has also been the man behind the club’s highly successful annual Good Friday Charity Golf Day for the last 25 years or so, all because he didn’t want to go the the Royal Easter Show.

“I started doing it because I didn’t want to go to the Easter Show with the kids. I sent my wife instead. She asked me what was I going to do and I said I might have a Charity Golf Day. That’s how it started over 25 years ago,” Mr. Sinha said

The Charity Day has to date raised over $200,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, and while Sat has a sense of pride with what he has managed to achieve for the Hospital, he’s quick to play down his efforts and what he gets out of it.

“Just personal satisfaction mate. Regulars look forward to coming. Every cent we raise goes to the hospital. It’s a good day out,”

Sat has been involved with the The Bondi Diggers Social Golf Club for over 30 years. The club itself was based at the famous old Bondi establishment and was a popular activity on the club’s sports calendar for many of the members.

“I got involved with the Diggers over 30 years ago. We used to get around 50 members play every Sunday, that sort of thing. It was a good get together with your friends. It got you out of the house. We still enjoy it,”

After 25 years running the successful charity day, Sat is considering stepping aside and handing over the reins to the event.

“It’s very dear to me, and very important I can talk someone into running it, as long as that someone can do the job. There’s lots of time and effort in it. I might have to bribe someone,” he laughs.

Sat however, still intends to be a regular on the day. The importance of the charity will still be close to his heart.

“I will still be there to support the day, anything for the kids you know,” he smiled.


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