Students golf tournament to raise funds for prostate cancer

Nelson College students Matthew Grimes, left, Fergus Murray, Josh Simpson and Harry Perkins are holding a charity golf ...
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Nelson College students Matthew Grimes, left, Fergus Murray, Josh Simpson and Harry Perkins are holding a charity golf tournament to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

A group of Nelson College students want people to get out on the green in support of prostate cancer.

As part of their business studies, the four students have planned a golf tournament as part of Blue September, to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Nelson College student and Josh Simpson said they originally looked at creating a business but the keen golfer had helped to organise a successful charity tournament before.

"We play golf and we have raised money before so we thought why not organise another golf tournament and try raise some more money for a different cause."

The students had spent the last few months planning the event, they had sponsors for the tournament and now were hoping to get people signed up. They hoped to raise at least $5000 through the tournament. 

"We are men and prostate cancer is probably something that we might come across in our lives," Simpson said.

"We just think it's a really good cause."

Fellow student Matthew Grimes said the format meant that the tournament was suitable for golfers of all abilities, including those who hadn't played before. 

Each team member had a shot at each hole and they would take the best shot out of the four before moving on.Those without golf clubs could hire them from the Nelson Golf Club. 

All proceeds from the event would go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The entry fee was $200 for a team of four which included green fees, a hole in one and shootout competition as well as a sausage sizzle and prizes. 

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The students hoped to get around 120 golfers signed up for the tournament. 

Nelson College Blue September Charity golf tournament. Friday September 15 at the Nelson Golf Club, 12pm. Entry for a team of four is $200. For tickets contact Josh on 021 0295 4227 or by emailing josh.simpson@learning.nelsoncollege.school.nz

 - Stuff

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