ASPIRING pro-golfers and self-proclaimed hacks teed up on Friday at a golf day to raise money for children’s charity Camp Quality.
The Bendigo Master Plumber annual charity golf day at Neangar Park Golf Club has been running for 25 years, with 80 participants in its first year raising $200.
This year, the 120 participants raised over $20,000 for Camp Quality.
Founding organiser Geoff Moroney said there were several players who have donned their golfing attire every year.
“It’s got really big. It’s excellent,” he said.
“We’ve built up the players over a time.
“We really try to make as much money as we can for Camp Quality.
“This year, it’s worked out well.”
The golf day has supported several charities over the years, including Canteen, flood relief and a breast clinic in Bendigo.
He said Camp Quality was a worthy charity.
“It’s a cause we believe in,” Mr Moroney said.
“What they do with the kids is fantastic.
“It hits a lot of people’s hearts.”
Mr Moroney said some people get into the competitive spirit of the game, while most are there for a bit for a hit of golf, some fun, and the big drawcard - the barbecue breakfast.
“Some people play hard…but everybody knows it’s a charity day and it’s all just for fun.”