Hosted by PGA TOUR winner John Senden and staged at Keperra Country Golf Club on Tuesday 4 December, the PGA Charity Day raised $46,000 for the Jarrod Lyle Family Trust Fund.
PGA Professionals rallied around the Lyle family with the field featuring the 2017 and 2018 Australian PGA Champion Cameron Smith, Rod Pampling, Jake McLeod, Peter Senior, Steve Jeffress, Adam Blyth, Matt Guyatt, Daniel Nisbet, Anthony Quayle and many more.
Tournament host John Senden, who also played in the event, expressed his pride in the PGA family coming together for such a worthy cause.
“It was really pleasing to see how everyone came together from Jordan Speith and Rickie Fowler who donated items, to our PGA Professionals here in Australia giving up their time to help make a difference in the lives of Briony, Lusi and Jemma Lyle” said Senden.
“The support shown from golf industry suppliers, local golf clubs, each of the governing bodies as well as many golfing enthusiasts who were a part of the day, is a credit to our industry and shows just how close knit the game of golf really is”.
“Keperra Country Golf Club will always be my home. I have many special memories here at the club and for them to show their support to myself, the PGA and the Lyle family is really pleasing and I thank them dearly for their commitment”.
PGA (QLD/NT) State Manager Broc Greenhalgh indicated that since its inception in 2017, the annual event has certainly been a success.
“We are proud that the success over the past two years for this event has seen $85,000 raised for very worthy causes. Having John in town this year and seeing the support his fellow professionals were giving him, makes initiatives like this well worth while” said Greenhalgh.
“Jarrod has had an impact on many of our lives both on and off the course, and it is now our responsibility to ensure his family are supported whilst also keeping the legacy Jarrod Lyle left as strong as possible”.
Jake McLeod stole the show however after Zak Raad from TX Civil and Logistics challenged him to cut off his famous ‘man bun’ in return for a $3,000 donation. When Cameron Smith then added a further $2,000 to the total, the deal for $5,000 to be donated to the Jarrod Lyle Family Trust Fund was done.
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