Posted by Robert Hogan
Chairman PP Robert Hogan, left, pictured with guest speakers PDG D9810 Graeme Woolacott, a past director of Australian Rotary Health, Bryan Dyson of Kingston Heath Golf Club and President Dr. Mark Ellis AM
The focus of this meeting was to highlight the LIFT THE LID Golf Day to be held at Kingston Heath Golf Club on 24th of May 22.
Our first speaker was Brian Dyson who has been a member of Kingston Heath for 44 years and was representing the club.
Brian spoke with great pride about the fame and significance of the Kingston Heath Course which is rated in the top 3 in Australia and the top 18 in the world.
Host to many major tournaments including 7 Australian opens and the 2016 World Cup of Golf, the course maintains international prestige.

Brian was keen to point out the wonderful deal we a receiving with our golf day package costing $350.00 of which $100 goes to Rotary Health and $250 to the golf club.
Minibuses full of international visitors regularly turn up to play at the course where they pay $500 just for 18 holes of golf, and most spend well over $600 on the day. For $250 (plus donation) our golfers will receive a light lunch, instructions from the pro, 18 holes of golf in an Ambrose competition, the opportunity to win a Mercedes Benz car at each of the 3 Par 3 holes and a wonderful gourmet dinner.

You can win all 3 cars if you are good enough.
Brian also ran through the arrangements for handicapping of the golf fours, and briefly explained the Ambrose format. He mentioned the importance of an accurately completed and signed scorecard being handed in to the Pro who will decide the winners.
The second speaker was PDG Graeme Woolacott from Rotary District 9810 and also a senior Kingston Heath member.
He also was keen to sing the praise of Kingston Heath as a world renowned golf course, while acknowledging that the game of GOLF represented  “the true meaning of frustration”.
Graeme said the three par 3 holes were the jewel in the crown of the course which was admired by many famous golfers who have visited.

Tiger Woods won a Masters at the course and Karrie Webb a recent Womens Australian Open. Graeme concluded with remarks on the importance of Mental health and the significant support given by Australian Rotary Health to research in the area.
Robert Hogan