Golf Industry Central Spring 2012 - Page 12

Urban Golf Australia Takes players to the street World Urban Golf Day #6 was held in the inner city streets of Cooks Hill in Newcastle NSW. Players also tee’d of around the world in the first days of a now week-long festival of Urban Golf. The culmination of which is the PPTMC (Paris Pro Tour) event being held. ( World Urban Golf Day (Australia) began at around 9 am when the crew from Urban Golf Australia hosted a bus load of disadvantaged kids from the Father Chris Riley program. There were a few wild swings and a lot of balls lost in roof gutters! The kids all had a great time and walked away with brand new World Urban Golf Day t-shirts and pockets full of balls. By midday the bar had been opened and the first of the players had started to turn up. Thanks to Newcastle City Council the street was closed to traffic and players were free to be as creative as they wanted with no danger of cars. Congratulations to everyone who dressed up on the day to embrace the spirit of Urban Golfing. Local State MP Tim Owen found time during a busy election day in Newcastle to drop past and have a 10 few swings. He definitely received extra attention from The Picture model Carmen, who was on hand during the day to keep the guys motivated.... The event was a huge success with almost everyone walking away with a prize from our sponsors and keen to play again. Special thanks to the team at Vision Golf for their support and donations. The girls from RedBull were busy throughout the day keeping the players energy levels up and having a few shots themselves. World Urban Golf Day #6 raised $2000 which will be donated to Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets program although putting smiles on the faces of the people involved was priceless. The event culminated at 4pm with the drawing of the raffle where due to the generosity of players and sponsors we were able to raise another $500. Special thanks to the Oriental Hotel in Newcastle for taking the chance on a Street Golf tournament and making this all possible. The Golf Marketing Professionals