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Game for Judd sets record for golf club

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

A golf day on Sunday for Judd Carpenter broke the Broken Hill Golf Club record for the most people playing in an Ambrose event. PICTURE: Karen Gosling A golf day on Sunday for Judd Carpenter broke the Broken Hill Golf Club record for the most people playing in an Ambrose event. PICTURE: Karen Gosling

By Emily Ferguson

Over the weekend the West Football Club held two very successful fundraisers for player Judd Carpenter who is battling leukaemia. 

A ‘Tradie Night’ was held at the club on Friday night which was organised by the club’s Social Coordinator, Paige Cuy, and a golf day was run on Sunday by club member Michael Thornberry. 

Together they raised a total of more than $10,000. 

The Tradie Night collected $6,811 from door entry, a raffle and auctions. That does not include the money that was yet to be donated by the West Football Club and what was in the money tins in the clubrooms. 

The golf day raised about $3,500 from a percentage of admission fees, a barbecue, lucky squares and a raffle for a trailer donated by Monaghan Truck and Trailer Sales. 

Ms Cuy said the Tradie Night was great. 

“From the feedback I’ve been given, everyone enjoyed their night. I was overwhelmed by the support that everyone from the community showed,” she said. 

“Overall it was a great weekend for a great cause and everyone involved should be proud of themselves.” 

Ms Cuy said she wanted to thank everyone who contributed.

Mr Thornberry, the brains behind the golf day fundraiser, was also very happy with the outcome. 

The event attracted 140 people and broke the record for most people taking part in an Ambrose golf day. 

“It was a huge success and a Broken Hill Golf Club record with record numbers. I’m absolutely stoked,” Mr Thornberry said. 

Judd Carpenter posted a message of thanks to his Facebook page on Sunday evening: “The support I have received over the weekend is unreal and I can’t thank you all enough and can’t wait to catch up with everyone to thank and have a beer.”

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