Golf day bringing smiles to children

Susie O’Neill from Kids Foundation, Glenn ‘Puck’ Puckeridge and ‘Little Jo’ Power.

Smile for a Child Foundation held their annual Golf Day last Friday at Noosa Golf Club with a full playing field of 160 golfers who enjoyed a great day of golf and raised an astounding $36,000 to help sick and disadvantaged kids.

Team IGA were golfing winners on the day and there were a few novelty holes including the chance to win six months worth of pizza from Zachary’s thanks to Mikie Evans.

Golfers were treated to a moving video from the Kids Foundation founder Susie O’Neill to show where some of the funds are distributed.

This year’s contributions takes takes the event’s total to an incredible $410,000 since the event was begun 13 years ago.

In 2007 Glenn ‘Puck’ Puckeridge took the idea of combining forces to contribute to the community to the managers of the Noosa Combined Clubs and now there are five clubs involved: Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, Tewantin Noosa RSL and Noosa Golf Club.

The clubs and Smile for a Child patrons Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Roger Cawley and Michael O’Connor convene to determine where the money will be allocated.

The event is driven by Puck and his offsider Little Jo Power along with help from Susie Pitts.

Puck thanked everyone for their continued support including Evonne and Roger, Michael O’Connor, Alan Harris, Tony and Tamara Giles, Anton Mogg, the Noosa Golf Club committee and their major sponsors

“It’s for the kids … we wouldn’t have achieved what we have today without them,” he said.


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