Golfers for charity

by Kent Caddick

A group of Selwyn golfers is once again putting on its annual charitable golf tournament to raise funds for charity.

The Rolly Inn Golf Section holds the tournament every year and this year the funds raised will be split between Ronald McDonald House South Island, and Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. 

One of the organisers, Dan Patrick, said the Rolly Inn Golf Section started about 10 years ago.

“There were around 20 of us who enjoyed the game of golf and we got together to play a round once a month on courses mainly around Selwyn,” Mr Patrick said.

“A couple of years ago we had the idea to hold an annual tournament to help raise funds for charity and from our last tournament we were able to donate $6,000, which was a great result for a fun day out.” Mr Patrick said this year they were fortunate to have Ross Pickersgill from Rolleston and his company Accessman come on board as major sponsors.

The event will be held at the Weedons Golf Club on Sunday, May 21 with a Four Person Ambrose format. 

“It is limited to 36 teams and we already have around 20 signed up,” Mr Patrick said.

“There are plenty of spot prizes on offer as well including one for the best dressed team and we are still looking for more businesses and sponsors to come on board.” To sign up a team of four, or to offer sponsorship, people can contact Dan Patrick on 021 227 6255 or email