Golf Day with a Difference

The inaugural Hawkesbury Aboriginal Reconciliation Golf Day hits off at Richmond Golf Club on Friday, 21 June.

Founder Shane Lock, a long time Richmond Golf Club member, says the day is about awareness as well as networking within the wider community between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal golfers.

“It’s about bringing people together, making new friends and recognising our local indigenous community,” Mr Lock said.

“We have a strong field of starters, however we are still taking bookings.”

Richmond Club Group CEO Kimberley Talbot said the club is right behind supporting the golf day.”

“Golf brings people together, and our historic course – the oldest on its existing site in Australia – is an ideal venue for such a community event,” Ms Talbot said. “This is the first of what we hope will be an annual event supported by the Hawkesbury community.”

Play in the 2-person Ambrose event starts at 10.30am. It includes breakfast, a gift bag, 18-holes, lunch, trophy presentation and fundraising items to purchase. There’s also prizes for nearest to the pins and longest drives. The first 70 players receive a commemorative shirt.

The Hawkesbury Aboriginal Reconciliation Golf Day is presented by the NSW Aboriginal Golf Association and sponsored by Richmond Club Group, Redbank Communities and Hawkesbury City Council.

Cost is $65 to play. To nominate or book, contact Shane Lock on 0450 541 284 or shane.lock82@hotmail.com

Community support (l-r): Mitual Haque and Demi Morris from Redbank Communities, Group operations manager Craig Hodge and event organiser Shane Lock.

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