Golf day continues Charlie’s legacy

Clockwise from left: Nigel Salter, Garry Price, Rod Cherry and Steve Sutton at the Charlie Gregorini Memorial Golf Day; Tupato Howard, Cr Kevin Bailey, Mayor Mick Wainwright, Mel Congerton, Tony McEntee, Chrystie Flint and Sandra|Gregorini; Kirsty Gregorini and Brendon Rouse; Steve Tripoli and Dewayne Gregorini. Pictures: David Baylis           d447152
Golf day continues Charlie’s legacy
Golf day continues Charlie’s legacy
Golf day continues Charlie’s legacy
Golf day continues Charlie’s legacy
Clockwise from left: Nigel Salter, Garry Price, Rod Cherry and Steve Sutton at the Charlie Gregorini Memorial Golf Day; Tupato Howard, Cr Kevin Bailey, Mayor Mick Wainwright, Mel Congerton, Tony McEntee, Chrystie Flint and Sandra|Gregorini; Kirsty Gregorini and Brendon Rouse; Steve Tripoli and Dewayne Gregorini. Pictures: David Baylis         d447152

SWAN City Youth Service is sitting on a better lie thanks to the $23,500 raised at the third Charlie Gregorini Golf Classic last month.

More than 100 golfers played in the ambrose golf tournament at The Vines last month, while local businesses sponsored all 18 holes.

The tournaments are aimed at continuing former City of Swan mayor Charlie Gregorini’s commitment to local youths.

Mr Gregorini was instrumental in establishing Swan City Youth Service (SCYS) and was a regular figure there until he died in a farming accident on his Swan View property in 2009.

His former council colleagues Kevin Bailey and Mel Congerton organise the golf day to continue what Mr Gregorini started.

“Charlie had a passion for this group and had a great rapport with the staff here and when he passed, you could see they were quite upset,” Mr Congerton said.

The official cheque handover was held last Tuesday, taking the total amount raised by the golf tournament for SCYS to about $80,000.

SCYS chief executive Chrystie Flint said the money would go a long way to helping youths in the area, just like it helped Fremantle Docker Michael Walters and West Coast Eagle Nic Naitanui.