Par for the cause: annual Charity Golf Day to raise important funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA


Fremantle Rotary’s Kim Passmore, Janet Pyke with Frank Pyke Trophy and Attadale Rotary’s Rodney Rate.
Fremantle Rotary’s Kim Passmore, Janet Pyke with Frank Pyke Trophy and Attadale Rotary’s Rodney Rate.

GOLFERS teeing off at the Fremantle Royal Golf Club on March 9 will be in the hunt for silverware, but they know their afternoon round will be about much more.

Held annually by the ​Rotary clubs of Attadale and Fremantle, the Charity Golf Day aims to raise important funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA and the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation.

The prize for the winning team is the Frank Pyke Trophy, named after Dr Pyke who died in 2011 after a 10-week battle with motor neurone disease.

But Attadale Rotary member Rod Tate said the prize was not the reason players took part.

“The amazing thing is we have teams coming back year in, year out,” he said.

“I put a call out before Christmas and I have 28-29 teams respond just like that.

“It’s an indication of how they feel about the event and where the funds are put.”

The 18-hole Ambrose competition will begin at midday with a shotgun start.

There will also be novelty events including a longest drive and putting competition and a chance for a $5000 prize for an ace at the 17th hole.

The trophy for the winning team will be presented by Dr Pyke’s wife Janet, also the mother of Adelaide Crows coach Don.

For information, visit www.attadalerotary.com.

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