SSMRF charity golf day scores big for medical research

SSMRF Chairty Golf Day 2024 9

The St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) raised $45,000 for medical research at St George and Sutherland Hospitals during its 2024 Charity Golf Day on Thursday 16 May.

Thanks to the support of The Australian Golf Club, sponsors, and participants, the event successfully generated significant funds for medical research. SSMRF CEO Pam Brown praised the collective effort, saying, “Celebrating another triumphant year, we owe immense gratitude to our dedicated sponsors, donors, speakers, guests and the unwavering commitment of our golfers for supporting vital medical research.”

Club Central and St George Leagues Club played instrumental roles as event supporters. The event’s major sponsor was Club Central, with St George Leagues Club as a premium partner. Club Central President Brian Cloney’s presentation of a $10,000 cheque to SSMRF was greatly valued by the foundation.

Professor Georgina Hold, Director of Research at the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and SSMRF board member, spoke at the event about “Why Should I Care?”  An overview of how the microbiome has shaped human health.

Pam Brown congratulated the winners, including the WED Group Pty Ltd team – Matthew Worthington, Matthew Sear, Luke Brown, and David Choi – who were named the 2024 Golf Day Champions. Brian Cloney presented their award. The SilverChef team, comprising Phillip Godkin, Greg Northam, Paul O’Brien, and Stuart Zalunardo, were the runners-up.

Individual accolades went to Luke Brown for the Longest Drive on Hole 12, and Larry Tapfield for Nearest the Pin on Hole 2 with a distance of 755 cm. “Thank you to Club Central for donating the prizes for Nearest the Pin and the Longest Drive,” added Pam.

Prize donors included The Australian Golf Club, American Golf Supplies, St George Motorboat Club, Lindt & Sprungli (Australia) Pty Ltd, The Intersection Tavern, Calabria Family Wine Group, Opera Australia, Q Station, Sydney Princess Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises.

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