I recall Remembrance Day being observed back at the 2010 Australian Masters when Tiger Woods was in the country. To have the gallery and all golfers on course to stop and mark the occasion with one minute silence was something I’d never seen at a golf tournament and was a wonderful gesture.
Australian golf clubs encouraged to observe Remembrance Golf Day.
Golf Australia, Legacy and the Australian Defence Force have today launched a fundraising initiative for the charity that cares for the welfare of families of our fallen and wounded.
Remembrance Golf Day will see Australian golf clubs encouraged to hold competitions on or around Remembrance Day (November 11) and in addition to their green fee players asked to make a gold coin donation to take part.
This is a great initiative from Golf Australia and all involved. In light of the recent deaths of Diggers in Afghanistan this week it’s a poignant announcement and I hope as many golf clubs get behind as possible.
For more information about the week or how your club can register to be involved, visit www.remembrancegolf.com.au