AXEDALE club golfers have paid tribute to much-loved Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle.
The entire field for Thursday’s men’s round donned yellow as a mark of respect for Lyle, who lost his long-running battle with leukaemia earlier this month.
More than 60 golfers were involved.
They also wore ‘Leuk the Duck’ pins in honour of the popular golfer.
Yellow was also in vogue in play, with the field choosing yellow golf balls for the day.
The 9th fairway was emblazoned with a two-metre high ‘RIP Jarrod’ painted sign.
Axedale Golf Club president Andrew Watson said the fundraiser was a spontaneous reaction to the news that rocked the golfing world.
“It brought home to our members how fortunate we are to have our health and to be out here playing this great game,” he said.
“Not everyone is so lucky and our club believes in supporting community causes.
“Axedale also supports Bendigo Legacy with the implementation this year of a major Anzac Day event. It also raises money for the local Pam Gunn Trust which aims to help Axedale youngsters.
“The club also hires out its course at a special low rate for community fundraisers.
“Our course is situated on a public reserve. We don’t take that access for granted.
“The golf club is a very prominent part of the Axedale community and we want to ensure we contribute to its well-being.”
Axedale’s annual meeting this week elected Wendy Nielsen as just the sixth honorary life member since its reformation in 1973.
Thursday’s gesture came just days after Bendigo professional Lucas Herbert paid tribute to Lyle with ‘Leuk the Duck’ sitting atop his driver during his top-five finish at the Nordea Masters in Sweden last weekend.
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