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5 August, 2021

Supporting locals is par for the course

AT the risk of bursting into a chorus of ‘It Went Straight Down The Middle’ today’s Gazza’s Goss is all about golf.

By GAZZA

There may be some folk that believe that golf is basically a nice walk spoilt by a small white ball and a set of sticks.

In both Port Douglas and Mossman, with three fantastic courses to choose from, the game is much loved. 

I’m very pleased to say that the Annual Brian Sorensen Cup is on again, on Sunday August 22, at the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club.

It’s hosted by the Salsa Sorensen Association, a Queensland Association aimed at supporting clubs, groups and charities in the Douglas Shire. 

The Brian Sorensen Cup began in 2009 after the passing of local legend Brian Sorensen.

In his honour, wife Jenni wanted to establish a charity fundraising event. After 5 years of fundraising, Jenni felt she wanted to do more for the community, so she approached Salsa Bar & Grill Directors Rhys Bawden and Bill Conway to help set up a local charity.

For this year’s event, there will be up to 48 teams open for nomination, set to be the biggest 4 Ball Ambrose in the Tropical North this year.

Just to make things even more interesting, there is a whopping $20,000 cash prize available for a ‘Hole In One’ on the 15th.

Remember though, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

 Amazingly, thus far, over 200 players and sponsors have collectively raised more than $22,500 aimed at supporting clubs, groups and charities in the Douglas Shire.

In fact, the following groups will be the beneficiaries and as can be seen they all have a worthy reason for a bit of extra cash:

 

● Douglas Shire Hockey Club for new sporting equipment

● GBR Legacy for VR Headsets & Camera Equipment to assist in their reef research projects

● Douglas Shire Motor Sports for a new shed

● Mossman State School P&C Association for new metal signs

● Mossman & District Gymnastics Club for a new PA System

 

Team nominations are still open for the 7:30am tee-off time, so head to the website, www.salsasorensen.com for more information.

I clearly need to go and work on my backswing, so for now it’s Gazza signing out.

Send your stories to gazza@cairnslocalnews.com.au

 

You can catch up with Gazza each weekday afternoon between
4 – 7 pm on 90.9 FAB FM in Port Douglas


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