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“Where the Greens meet Nature”
Stradbroke is going through a stressful time. We’ve had some desperately sad losses. We’ve also had wholesale changes to the Island economy and community services providers like Straddie VMR have seen their funding dry up.
All of this is redefining and strengthening the Stradbroke community. Community members are supporting each other and in this spirit the Stradbroke Golf Club has been putting together an Island based event to raise operational funds for Straddie VMR.
Marine Rescue 449, better known as Straddie VMR, has relied heavily on Sibelco sponsorship to meet its ongoing operational costs. This funding has dried up with the cessation of sand mining and finding the money to put fuel into the tanks is becoming very hard indeed.
The goal of the Stradbroke Ferries VMR Golf Classic is to raise sufficient funds to pay VMR’s fuel bill while providing players with an enjoyable round of golf – Island style – as played on Straddie since 1901. Adding to the incentive to enjoy a day out on Straddie will be a prize pool worth over $10,000, a tour of the Island and a presentation dinner featuring the best of Straddie seafood.
Gradually support for the Stradbroke ferries VMR Golf Classic has grown. First was Sibelco, then the Redland Council and finally Stradbroke Ferries came on board which allowed planning to go ahead. Now the Club is receiving help from almost every entity on the Island. Other Island Clubs are offering the use of their resources while businesses are entering teams and helping to fill the prize pool.
The word is getting out there with VMR Queensland, the Southport Yacht Club, Carbrook Golf Club, Sail Queensland and a host of others all supporting the event by telling their members and putting together teams.
We hope to fill the One Mile and Deanbilla Bay with boats belonging to event participants. Travelling to a golf event by boat just emphasises the fact that Islanders rely on boats and the VMR for their safety.
Most people become part of the Stradbroke VMR story when they are the subject of a search, a rescue or a medivac. The Stradbroke Ferries VMR Golf Classic provides you with the opportunity to help VMR to help others. You can become part of the Stradbroke VMR Story in the best way possible. You can become part of the story while enjoying a great game of golf as part of a day out on Straddie. When you put that together the registration fee starts to look like a bargain. Who knows? That $200 may one day help to save your life. Call 34099999 or email email@example.com for more information.
This week the North Stradbroke Island Golf club took delivery of seven new electric golf carts as part of its preparations for 2018.
With the assistance of its major sponsor, Stradbroke Ferries the carts are now safely across the bay and ready to play a part in making 2018 the biggest year the Club has seen in a long time.
The carts have arrived just in time to be used in the Holden Scramble being held this weekend. They will be used to boost the Club’s cart fleet and enable it to run the Stradbroke Ferries VRM Golf Classic and the Straddie Pro Am later in the year.
When not being used in these new events the carts will be used in the Club’s new Eco Tour program.
Over the past five years the Club has invested heavily in planting koala and bird food trees which has made the Club a haven for wildlife.
The new electric carts will enable the public to get close to the animals and indigenous flowers in safety and comfort. Small scale trials have been extremely successful and now with the new fleet of cars the wildlife tours can cater for groups of 25 visitors at a time.
Fabulous chance to enjoy golf while helping support VMR Stradbroke who do so much to make our community safe.
This will be an Ambrose Event, but combined with bare foot bowls and should be a ton of fun. Bookings open in February so watch this space. This event is an opportunity to have some fun and support your local VMR at the same time.
For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to book, please call ph: 34099999