The Horsham Golf Club hosted the eleventh annual Ashes Trophy last week, commemorating the Remlaw fire that decimated the course and destroyed the clubhouse on February 7, 2009.
In addition, the Ladies Committee also decided to help raise money for a golf club affected by the recent fires that have damaged much of East Victoria.
On Thursday, February 6, Horsham's lady golfers competed in a three-ball-best-ball stableford competition.
The trophy awarded to the winning team was hand crafted by Michael and June Crabtree from the burnt remains of one of the many trees lost on the fairways, and was keenly contested by a large field of 71 women golfers.
The Ladies Committee decided to donate all proceeds of their raffle for the day towards the Mallacoota Golf Club, which sustained severe damage from a fire on New Years Eve.
The club sustained damage to its irrigation system, greens, trees on the fairways and the fairways themselves, which are almost totally destroyed. It is a small club with some 110 members.
"Our own club received a lot of support from other golf clubs after the fire razed our own fairways and clubhouse in 2009," the Ladies Committee said. "And whilst the game of golf is the last thing on the minds of people in the fire areas, we felt it was an appropriate form of action to support a club needing to re-establish their course."
The amount raised by the raffle was $700.00. The winners on the day with a score of 51 points were Pat Brooksby, Pauline Salter and June Gross.
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