Pink Bag Club donates $6,100 for Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Carbrook Pink Bag Club has again provided much needed funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia by recently donating $6,100. The Club within the Club, has over 120 members who have a great time through the year with the emphasis on putting the name of the worst golfer on the day up in lights.
The Club formed approximately 12 years ago from a small group of members at the Club who were keen to find a way to stop some members from not trying when they were not playing great. They came up with the award of the Pink Bag to the golfer with the worst score. In the initial days this meant using a Pink Golf bag for their next round to highlight their “achievement”. Since the initial days it has sparked so much interest and support from the Club that they even have their own leaderboard permanently mounted on the outside of the Clubhouse, so they can keep track of every other members score.
Peter Anemaat, Peter Duffy (PCFA) and Hans Jebbink with the cheque presentation
“Initially it was just a fun idea”, commented Peter Anemaat who is also a Life Member of the Club and has organised the group over the last 10 years. But rather than just waste the funds raised on a party at the end of the year the group decided to put their funds towards a worthwhile cause. With the members generally males over 40 years it was a simple decision to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The Pink Bag Club’s slogan of “Give Your Prostate the Finger” tries to highlight the seriousness of Prostate Cancer with the Carbrook Golf Club unique sense of humour. Many members have been touched by the disease and this makes the Club all the more relevant these days.
The Pink Bag Club members would also like to thank their major sponsors of The Power Source and Dickensons Financial Services for their support. Over the last 12 years the Club has raised over $40,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. No doubt they will continue to raise more funds as well as improved awareness within the Club and the wider community.