2014 Annual Tourette Syndrome Charity Golf Day 31st October
The 2014 Charity Golf Day, the second such event for Tourette Syndrome was held at the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course at Mulgoa. Terry Kim and his team at GHV were fantastic in the lead up to this event, even providing a large sign which was approximately 10 x 2 metres, to help promote the event.
This year we had 84 competitors (21 teams) competing for the Thomas Hampton Cup. We also had a second trophy this year, that was for the best mixed team, this was called the Willow Hampton Cup, and represents the family members of a child with TS, in particular the siblings. We all know that a child with TS has a lot to manage but we often forget about the siblings and how it affects their well being, so this was our way to say to those kids, we see you too and understand the sacrifices they often make in order to make life easier for the person with TS. We had 5 mixed teams in all this year, which was fantastic to see more ladies get along to the event. Hopefully next year, we will get even more ladies involved.
After the breakfast at 7am, the rules were read out and all players headed off to their nominated holes for tee off (Shotgun Start). At 8am, play began and the day started off with a bang. The Glenmore heritage drinks cart was run ragged, due to the temperature heading into the high 30’s, and by lunch time, we had a number of winners to announce, including both Cup winners, 2 longest drive winners and two nearest to the pin winners.
Glenmore Heritage Valley threw on a great lunch for us and afterwards, we proceeded with the Auction, but not before Panthers Legend Royce Simmons gave us some great stories and insight to rugby league and followed up with a game of heads and tails, the winner receiving a fully signed Bound for Glory book (story of Panthers first Grand Final win + a limited edition framed and signed print of another Panthers Legend Brad Fittler). Items donated by LG electronics, Heartland Holden, ATP Concrete Solutions, IFly, Five Star Quality Roofing, Pro Frame Design, Koori Kicks Art, Sydney Kings, Grey Gums Hotel, Telstra and Adam Docker helped raise $1000’s of dollars.
After the day of golf was finished many of the sponsors and participants headed back to Grey Gums Hotel for a final raffle, more food and plenty of drinks to celebrate a great day. Grey Gums even gave us the Friday night meat raffles to sell, and make a few more dollars for TSAA. Although final figures are still being counted, the golf day was a great success with funds raised looking to be over $12000 for the TSAA. This was further boosted by the Great Walk Foundation who generously donated $5000 to the TSAA as a part of the golf day. Trent Baker, owner of Nepean Podiatry, is heavily involved with the Great Walk Foundation and assisted in securing this substantial donation to bring the event's total funds raised to an amazing $17,000.
This event would not have been possible without all of our players, volunteers, sponsors and donors: Pro Frame Design, Heartland Holden, LG electronics, Time & People, ATP Concrete Solutions, PPG Industries, Five Star Quality Roofing, Gulf Western Oil, Koori Kicks Art, PI Sports, Telstra, Nepean Podiatry, UpHire, Airpak Sheetmetal, Sydney Kings, Grey Gums Hotel, Penrith Air Supply, Click Media, Royce Simmons & Adam Docker. Special mention to Glenmore Heritage Valley for providing such a great course, Click Media for providing the Hole Sponsor signs and game day booklet and PI Sports for providing the hats and shirts.
Our first Annual Tourette Syndrome Charity Golf Day was held in 2013.
Member Lee Hampton and friends put together a very successful event. An Amazing Charity Golf Day!
Friday the 13th September 2013 was a very lucky day for TSAA! Those of us who attended the first Annual Golf Day at Mulgoa had a fabulous day. The sun shone and we managed to sink a few balls in between laughs. The figure raised surpassed all expectations making it a huge success as a fundraiser as well as a day to spread awareness and understanding of TS in the community. We raised over $21,000 for TSAA.
The generosity and spirit shown by all those who supported the day was incredible. Whether you were a sponsor, player, auction donor/buyer or enthusiastic participant, from all of us at TSAA — THANK YOU.