Golfers Against Cancer

The inaugural ACRF Charity Golf Day was held at Georges River Golf course on Friday 28th of October 2011. 70 passionate golf enthusiasts participated in the event, hosted by Torch Publishing. All the proceeds raised went to cancer research. Some amazing sporting personalities lent their support to cancer research, including former Canterbury Bulldogs great Garry Hughes and former Queensland State of Origin and Parramatta Eels Coach, Michael Hagan (a prostate cancer survivor).

Cr Khal Asfour and Cr Alan Winterbottom, Mayor and Deputy of Bankstown City Council respectively, were keen to be out there on the green. Amazingly many of the men at the event were cancer survivors or are very close to someone who died of cancer or is currently battling cancer.

After a lovely breakfast, the teams were organised and ready for the shot gun start at 8am. Players of all various golf handicaps came together and produced a wonderful spectacle. It was all on show. Eagles, aces, chip shots, backspins, backswings, air shots, albatrosses, barkies, birdies, and bogies! We are very happy to report that the sandy bunker was avoided on most occasions and the course etiquette was maintained throughout the day.

The powered golf buggy was a popular choice especially during the back nine! A few Torch publishing staff also doubled up as caddies!

The golf was completed by 1pm. This was followed by lunch, some terrific guest speakers and a very successful auction of a variety of wonderful items including a very large 10 kilogram block of chocolate! Also in attendance during the auction was Ms Tania Mihailuk MP, State Member for Bankstown.

The Golf Day was a huge success, raising almost $18,000 and inspiring many more to further support cancer research.

A big thank you to:

  • Ms Helen Butler –Golf Day Coordinator
  • Mr John Engisch, Managing Director, Torch Publishing and recent sufferer of prostate cancer
  • Mr Trent Engisch, General Manager, Torch Publishing (John’s eldest son) and the brains behind the Golf Day
  • Mr Christian Engisch, Web Press Manager, Torch Publishing (John’s younger son)
  • The wonderful sponsors of the Golf Day including Bankstown City Council, Collision Central, Ronis Real Estate, Ray White Real Estate, LJ Hooker, ICOZ, Georges River Golf Club, Canterbury City Council and Transpacific Cleanaway.


We hope to see you all on the fairway again next year!

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