WA Police Legacy hitout pushes fundraising effort


Senior police officers Nick Anticich, Gary Budge , Tony Flac and Duane Bell.
Picture: Martin Kennealey           d466569
Senior police officers Nick Anticich, Gary Budge , Tony Flac and Duane Bell. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d466569

MUCH fanfare surrounded the recent WA Police Legacy hitout at Wanneroo Golf Club as it ticked past the six-figure mark for funds raised in the past decade.

From modest beginnings 10 years ago, the event has grown into an important annual cash drive for the organisation, which supports the families of officers killed in action.

Sgt David Bright, who founded the event with Sgt Steve Harding, was humbled by what it had achieved.

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“The tournament reached two major milestones in 2017, with this being its 10th year and with monies raised for Legacy now surpassing $100,000,” he said.

This year it attracted a donation from Westcoast BMW of a car worth about $40,000 to anyone who landed a hole-in- one on hole 4 at the Neerabup course. But it proved the ultimate tease for the 84 golfers, with none landing the German ride in their driveway.

Attendees had another chance for a hole-in-one prize at the 15th pin, where a $25,000 solar package from Infinite Energy was on offer. That, too, went begging but produced a moment of excitement when a ball struck the flag only to ricochet away from the hole.

The competition, which featured an even split between police officers and community members, raised $9600.