November the 25th 2019 dawned a beautiful day and became better and better as the hours ticked by. Blue skies, sunshine and very little wind. Perfect for golf! The thirty volunteers from the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay were delighted, after months of planning and organising now was the hour for the 2019 Golf Day.
Around 120 golfers from all around Auckland, from a wide range of industries, joined together in 40 teams for an afternoon and evening of networking, competition, friendship and fun.
The golf is an Ambrose competition, an easy going format that gives all players the chance to shine. In addition there are multiple opportunities to compete and test your prowess, putting and driving included.
2019 was the 17th Golf Day by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, supported by deep and enduring relationships in the Auckland business community and similar partnerships with non-profit and charitable organisations that have been beneficiaries of this iconic annual event. The event is proudly supported by 20 generous and committed sponsors.
The primary beneficiary of the Golf day in 2019 and for several years prior, is Life Education Trust Counties Manukau. This longstanding partnership has helped Life Education deliver life skills training amongst the youth of South Auckland. Along with other community support from around the area this contribution has aided an increase in the number of mobile classrooms from 1 to 6. In an era where mental health and life skills have never been in sharper focus this program makes an incredible difference where and when it is needed.
The day wrapped up in the 19th hole with refreshments, a hearty meal, prizegiving and great camaraderie. Hole in one!