Take a swing at charity golf day

Published 2:00pm 10 July 2023

Take a swing at charity golf day
Words by Ashleigh Howarth
Above: Former Brisbane Lions player Jason Akermanis gathered up some mates and participated in last year's charity golf day for This Story Australia. 

Golfers who enjoy playing a round on the green are being encouraged to register a team for the third annual This Story Australia Charity Golf Day.

Players will tee off at the Pacific Golf Club at Carindale on Friday, August 11, with all proceeds going towards helping North Lakes Filmmaker Jeff Hughes.

The Moreton Bay local is the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of This Story Australia – a not-for-profit organisation that creates documentaries featuring veterans.

Following two successful golf days already, Jeff is hoping for another big turnout this year.

“The last two years we had sold out fields, so I am hoping we will have another big turnout this year,” Jeff says.

“We have teams from far and wide come and play, including the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.”

The day will be a four ball Ambrose event with some great prizes up for grabs, including a brand-new MG car donated by Motorama as the hole-in-one prize.

If you can’t make it down on the day but would still like to help, Jeff says businesses can choose to sponsor a hole.

Sponsors who have already come on board include The Star, Motorama, Tangalooma Island Resort, Aweso Insurance and Drummond Golf.

Take a swing at charity golf day
Above: North Lakes filmmaker Jeff Hughes (left) on set while filming a documentary. 

About This Story Australia

Through This Story Australia, Jeff meets with veterans from all wars and conflicts to record their stories and anecdotes so they can be preserved for future generations.

Each video, which ranges in length from 30 minutes to an hour, is available on the This Story Australia website and is also archived at the Queensland State Library for future generations to watch and learn from.

“We have interviewed upwards of 60 veterans now,” Jeff says.

“I have spoken to a lot of Moreton Bay veterans who have come from suburbs like Deception Bay, Clontarf, Mango Hill, Woodford and Caboolture.”

Snapshot of the event

The third annual Charity Golf Day for This Story Australia will be held on Friday, August 11 at The Pacific Golf Club Carindale, located at 430 Pine Mountain Rd, Carindale.

Registrations open from 6.30am, with a shotgun start at 7.30am.

Early bird tickets are on sale now until Monday, July 31 at a price of $700 per team.

Ticket prices include a breaky burger and coffee, gourmet barbecue lunch and your chance to win a share of more than $10,000 worth of prizes.

For more information, scan the QR code above or email [email protected]

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