Torch Publishing’s fourth annual golfing event a great success!


An early 7am start saw 120 eager golfers take to the greens to kick off Torch Publishing’s fourth annual golf fundraising event.

The fantastic event, organised by father/son duo Trent and John Engisch and Helen Butler, gave businesses and supporters a chance to tee up a day of friendly competition for a great cause!

After a morning filled with buggies, bogies, birdies and maybe a few eagles too, the event headed in-doors for lunch where guests were treated to a key-note speech by NRL Bulldogs former team captain Andrew Ryan and an exciting fundraising auction.

All up the day has helped to raise almost $25,000 for world class cancer research in Australia.

We’d also like to say a massive thank you to Trent, John and Helen, along with the rest of the legendary Torch team for their dedicated support to us over the last 4 years.

Through the past four Torch Charity Golf Days they have raised over $72,000 for cancer research in total – such a fantastic and humbling effort![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_images_carousel images=”23088,23089,23090,23091,23092,23093,23094,23095,23096,23097,23098,23099,23100,23101,23102,23103,23104,23105,23106,23107,23108,23109,23110,23111″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” mode=”horizontal” speed=”5000″ slides_per_view=”1″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

ACRF Charity Golf Day tees up fundraising success!

golf_dayThe ACRF has held its annual Charity Golf Day, giving businesses and supporters a chance to tee up a day of friendly competition for a great cause! The event took place at the exclusive New South Wales Golf Club in La Perouse, which offered stunning views, undulating fairways and challenging greens.

The Charity Golf Day had a fantastic turnout – 65 people participated, with a great mix of individual fundraisers and corporate teams. A pod of dolphins even turned up off the coast! Competition was fierce but friendly, with over $16,000 raised from day in support of world-class cancer research.

Congratulations to David Archer’s team, which came first and have vowed to return in 2015 to defend their title. Individuals Michael Milakovic won the trophy for Nearest to Pin and Todd Archer for Longest Drive.

We would like to thank everyone who took part – to our long-term supporters such as David Archer, Goodman Group and Lion Co., and to our new friends whom we hope to see again in the very near future.

Our silent auction is open for another week. Please register and continue the bidding! http://galabid.com/auction/acrfgolf[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”0″ images=”22133,22134,22138,22139,22140,22142,22143,22144,22145,22146,22147,22148″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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. Continue reading “Golfers Against Cancer”

Coogee Golf Club funds cancer research

Golf, charity and good ol’ time!

It doesn’t seem right that you can have so much fun with all your mates, and still do a good deed. But that’s exactly what the Coogee Beach Golf Club did. They organised a Charity Golf Day to raise money for cancer research. The efforts incredible – $15,128 raised on one day!

In 2007, the Coogee Beach Golf Club (CBGC) held its first ever Charity Golf Day to commemorate the passing of several members of the club who had died from cancer. The Club president for over 20 years, Mark O’Connor, Fritz Krall, the club handicapper for over 20 years, Arthur Mears and Dave Griffith are some of the tragic victims of this terrible disease.

Garry Ennis, Chris White and rest of the motley crew of golfers did it again in 2008. Last year they raised a massive $13,777.50. This year they have done themselves even prouder – an incredible $15,128 was raised at the 2008 Charity Golf Day. The event teed off at the picturesque Randwick Golf Club in aid of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). Every dollar received from this golf day by ACRF will go to cancer research. We even saw two representatives from the ACRF take a swing this year!

The CBGC infused a lot of energy and time into organizing a fun-filled Golf Day complete with a major raffle, auction and novelty events played on the course including a ‘Port Hole.’ There were also donations from the golf entrance fees paid by each golfer.

The piece de resistance was the Charity Auction led by Chris White at the Palace Hotel, Coogee. Everyone readily got into the spirit of giving and friendly competition. More importantly, all present had a great time with lots of golf, appetizing food and cold beer – all in aid of innovative cancer research.

“What a fabulous afternoon of fun and good spirit with a terrific group of people, a super gesture on their part, says CEO David Brettell. These fanatical golfers wear their hearts on their sleeve, all their great work and financial contribution to ACRF made in memory of former clubmates lost to cancer. We’re humbled by their commitment and and we guarantee them that 100% of the funds they have raised for us will be used for research”

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