Pink golf day raises money for Cancer Society


Totaradale golf course looked a lot more colourful than usual last Thursday, when 62 ladies from clubs all over Nelson and Tasman dressed-up for the Fifty Shades of Pink tournament to raise funds for the Nelson Cancer Society.

The Totaradale ladies decided to organise a pink-themed fundraiser after one of their popular members, Anne Dobbie, passed away in January after suffering from cancer.

Fifty Shades of Pink raised $1640 for the Nelson Cancer Society with some of that coming from a raffle for Anne’s electric golf trundler which she asked husband Bruce to donate to the club before she died.

“We normally have a picnic day tournament, but this year we decided to make it a fundraiser for the Cancer Society after one of the girls passed away earlier this year,” one of the organisers, Fran Sutherland, says. “All the prizes have been donated by local businesses and all the proceeds will go to the Nelson Cancer Society.”

Fran says ladies club president Sue Rawson was the driving force behind Fifty Shades of Pink, which also featured pink balloons attached to all the tee markers and pink table cloths at the luncheon. The prize for the Best Dressed team was won by the Sugar Plum Fairies, Cay Cockerell, Marg Hall, Clare Heslop and Marcelle Porritt, who played with pink fairy wings while the more serious prize of the winning team went to Marg Orman, Linda Ujihara, Andrianne Wislang and Cherie Hancock.

Cherie also won the division one individual stableford, Ros McKeown won division two and Linda won the division three competition.