The 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day
Kingston Heath GC, November 16, 2021
Tee it up for a good cause, and help struggling Australian families find their next meal, via the 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day.
TEE IT UP FOR HUNGRY FAMILIES
Over the last two years, Australian families across the country have been belted by Covid, bushfires, weather events and more. And many of these families are struggling -- REALLY struggling -- to make ends meet. Some are just hoping to secure their next meal. (See a recent story here)
Social Golf Australia --a family-owned and operated Australian business--understands these struggles, and we want to help. So we reached out to Foodbank Victoria - a not-for-profit food relief organisation, to see what we could do.
What resulted is (in our opinion) the creation of one of our most exciting (and beneficial) charity golf days in SGA history!
Here are the details...
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Kingston Heath Golf Club
The event will be played at the amazing Kingston Heath Golf Club (ranked # 2 in Australia, and #18 in THE WORLD).
Kingston Heath is no stranger to world-class golf, having hosted the World Cup of Golf in November 2016, the Australian Masters in 2009 & 2012, the Women's Australian Open in 2008 and seven Men's Australian Open events. It is also set to host a future Australian Open when the event returns to Victoria.
It is among one of the world's very best courses, and has been celebrated by the planet's top professional and amateur players.
SGA Founder Matthew Pitt & Andy Lee
Competition, Celebrities, Prizes and more!
The day is shaping up to be an exciting and fun-filled event. While we are still adding to our line-up and the offerings, there are plenty of things to get excited about already! SGA Ambassador Andy Lee has put up his hand to attend and play on the day, as have Richmond Football Club players Nathan Broad (3 premierships: 2017, 2019 and 2020) and Jack Graham (2 premierships: 2017 and 2020). We are currently arranging special Silent Auctions for golfers to bid to share the round with these legends. (More on this soon!)
Your day includes use of the practice facilities at Kingston Heath; so begin your amazing day with a warm-up on the full-length driving range or the Practice Putting/chipping greens (if you desire).
Then, make your way to the world-class clubhouse area for a welcome function and lunch, followed by a charity auction, hosted by one of our celebrity golfers, followed by a fun putting contest.
Then, enjoy a 12:30 shotgun start with 18 holes of golf on the amazing Kingston Heath golf course. The format will be a single stableford event, with plenty of novelty prizes and charity "shenanigans" along the way.
The day will conclude with more charity fun, and a prize presentation ceremony.
The event will feature some amazing prizes including golf products from our partners Garmin and Srixon and Cleveland Golf. There will also be vouchers from The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, and many other partners!
In addition, there will be a variety of Silent Auctions, Raffles, contests and other fundraising activities on the day.
VIDEO: The Story of Foodbank Victoria:
Foodbank are the pantry to the charity sector. They fight hunger by providing food for 815,000 Australians each month and advocate for the almost 1 in 5 Australians who experience food insecurity each year. Foodbank is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, federated organisation operating in every state and territory in Australia. Foodbank's national and state-based teams work with the entire food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers to source food and capture donations.
Their state teams work with an army of volunteers to pick, pack and get the food to where it’s needed. They work closely with 2,600 charity partners and 2,500 schools across Australia who use their food in their relief programs.
Foodbank Victoria (Beneficiary of this event)
Whether it’s everyday emergencies or in times of crisis, Foodbank Victoria has been providing vital food relief to vulnerable Victorians for more than 90 years. Through their network of 533 charity partners across the State, they are able to provide 1.2 million meals a month to Victorians in need. And while supporting their charity partners is at the core of what they do, as the State’s dedicated emergency food relief organisation, they’re also ready to assist Victorians through times of crisis.
Foodbank Victoria's vision is healthy food for all. They believe that all Victorians should have regular access to healthy food. That’s why they work with partners right across the food and grocery sector, from farmers and growers right through to retailers, to source and rescue essential food and grocery items to redistribute to Victorians in need.
In partnership with the Victorian government, they also deliver Victoria’s largest School Breakfast Clubs Program to the state’s most disadvantaged schools. By the end of 2020 – the program will have expanded to include 1,000 Victorian Government primary, secondary, P-12 and specialist schools.
For every $1 Foodbank Victoria receive, they’re able to provide 2 meals for someone in need.
Every dollar donated is two meals created. It’s that simple.
Charity Day Itinerary
Warm-up at Driving Range and Practice Facility
12:30 Shotgun start.
5:00pm (est finish of round)
(More Coming Soon)
The 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day
Golf Day Package Includes:
$269 per person ($20 from every entry goes to Foodbank Victoria)
- Warm-up Range Balls before your round
- Catered Lunch and welcome event before the round
- 18 holes of golf (walking*) at Australia's #2-ranked course
- Personally hosted and professionally managed premium golf event
- Scores (for golfers with Official Handicaps) entered on GOLF Link
- Charity Auction and access to Raffles and giveaways
- Presentation ceremony, with prizes and awards
* Note: Kingston Heath Golf Club is a "Walking-only" club, so there are no golf carts for the day. (An exception can be made for golfers who have a medical certificate, and who make arrangements with us in the weeks prior to the event)
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to play one of the world's best courses, and help struggling Australian families!
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FLEXIBLE REFUNDS AVAILABLE IN CASE OF COVID-19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION
While there is still uncertainty in the market, especially regarding the potential re-opening of borders and travel, etc, we would like to re-assure all of our golfers that we have coordinated with our event partners to arrange flexible refund policies. Thus, you can enter with confidence, knowing you can access FULL REFUNDS if required in the case of outside agencies forcing a cancellation or postponement.
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