Annual Golf Day

2017 Charity Golf Day


Friday 24th November 2017 was one of the most perfect days for golf imaginable.  We enjoyed a pleasant, clear day with a temperature in the mid 20’s and a light NE breeze just washing past us all day.


Finally, after being overbooked we had 140 golfers and 74 carts on course.


It is hard to know where to begin with “THANK YOUs” because so many helped, contributed and participated to make this day a success, but I will try: 


  • 19 Hole Sponsors (including 5 new ones for 2017) under pinned the financial success of the day.
    • The magnificent “Starter Packs” for every golfer surprised everyone, thanks to:
      • Drummond Golf Northmead – Chris & Craig – Balls, Tees, bags, every year!!!
      • Edgewell Personal Care Australia – 800 items across 5 products
      • Forum – a late comer, but provided unique water bottles – very artful
  • Prize Suppliers
    • The very generous Quality Golf Clubs who provided rounds and carts
    • Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
    • The Star Sydney (a new supporter, this year)
    • Australian Turf Club
    • Hotel Steyne Manly
    • Artis Hair Manly
    • Australian Golf Supplies (a new supporter, this year)
    • Simplot Australia
    • Police Bank
    • Blackmores
    • Manly Thai Seaside Gourmet Restaurant
    • Café Two Ten Freshwater (a new supporter, this year)
    • Stocklands Balgowlah
    • Manly 16’ Skiff Club
    • Marg & Steve Springall
    • And many, many generous others
  • The Club’s big Sponsors attending today
    • Cunninghams Property
    • Northern Beaches Credit Union
    • Balgowlah RSL
    • Peppercorn Food Company
  • Ben Russell and the Long Reef Golf Club team – sensational to work with them.
  • Queenscliff Surf Lifesaving Club Team Golf Day team – they always turn up and always do it well.




The Treasurer is still counting the coins but when all is paid, we look like adding around $26K into club funds


Next year is already book in at Long Reef Golf Club for Friday 23rd November 2018 – MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY.









2017 Club Raffle


This year we endeavoured to use a club-wide raffle to raise funds for the club.
The prize was promoted as follows:




Go anytime, anywhere, for a single, couples or family


Use voucher for Cruise or Flights &/or Accommodation &/or a Package


Through The Cruise & Travel Authority, Manly


Up to the Voucher value of $4,000.00




The winner, drawn by Andrew Lutze, Auctioneer with Cunningham Property on 24th November 2017, was Joel Tilbrook (and 3 of his mates, so they claim).  Joel and his friends have been long term supporters of the club via the golf day.


We all congratulate Joel and thank him for getting involved.



We must report that, across the club, support for the raffle this year was lower than past years. Fortunately we ran the raffle in conjunction with the 2017 Golf Day and increased the number of books sold by 50% on the golf day alone.  Still, book sales were down by 30% on 2016. 



What is somewhat ironic about the book of tickets that contained Joel’s winning ticket is that it was one of the books returned from a section of the club as “unsold”, before the golf day.



To help decide whether to do anything like this again in 2018 we are looking for feedback on the raffle please.  The prize? The ticket pricing? The promotion and communication to families and members?


Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket in the raffle this year.




Ph 0411 464 260