Date: February 02, 2016
Author: AGIC

Two hundred thousand raised for Royal Children’s Hospital

The Australian golf industry united yesterday for the inaugural Premier's Cup which saw over $220,000 raised for The Royal Children's Hospital.

Hosted by the Premier of Victorian, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, Melbourne's corporate world joined politicians, Professional golfers and celebrities at Victoria's most prestigious golf club, Royal Melbourne, for the charity pro-am.

The all-star line-up included football personalities Sam Newman, Robert DiPierdomenico, Dermott Brereton and Jonathan Brown, former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett and television presenter Shura Taft, all showed their golfing prowess on the Melbourne Sandbelt.

The day, which was run in conjunction with the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), provided a great networking opportunity between Members of Parliament, corporate participants and representatives from the golf industry.

Logie Award winner Gary Sweet was part of the winning team, along with Anthony Karam, Peter Darmos and Ralph Garcia who were playing on behalf of Crown Resorts.

50 teams, made up of high profile Australian companies, teed it up at the championship course with each group paired with ether a celebrity, Member of Parliament or a PGA Professional.

2016 Oates Vic Open defending champions, Richard Green and Marianne Skarpnord, joined a host of PGA Tour of Australasia winners including Matt Griffin, Peter O'Malley, Michael Long and David Mckenzie, who each gave their time to play yesterday.

A Gala Dinner and auction toasted a highly successful day which saw a number of fantastic items up for auction, including the ultimate Open Championship package, U.S. Open experience, golf with the Premier and Geoff Ogilvy, plus a number of golf memorabilia pieces.

All proceeds from the day will be directed to The Royal Children's Hospital and make a difference to the lives of thousands of sick children and their families. The final cheque will be presented by the the Hon. Daniel Andrews as part of The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal campaign on March 25, 2016.