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Golf Day 2014

Thank you Chelsea SES

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Ready to go for 2014

With a very early start for the volunteers involved in this year’s Thank You Chelsea SES Golf Day being held at the Chelsea Public Golf Course by The Australasian Golf Club, the last thing anyone needed was a busy Saturday night. Sadly, it’s rare to have everything go to plan and around 5pm on the Saturday evening 2 major storm fronts hit the Chelsea Operational area leaving the volunteers with almost 50 jobs, including building damage, trees down and flooding, to deal with. With this in mind, there were more than a few bleary eyes when they arrived at the course to set up and prepare breakfast around 7am.

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One of 4 advertising boards generously donated by LJ Hooker Edithvale

Luckily, Sunday morning arrived with no signs of the previous nights storms and although overcast, a good day appeared to be in store.

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 Egg & Bacon rolls were the choise for brekkie

The golfers soon began arriving and egg and bacon roles were the way to go.

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All dressed up and raring to go

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Alan Fletcher & Stefan Dennis, stars of 11's Neighbours

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Our major display tpo wave the flag

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This is getting serious

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Keep your eyes on the prize

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Hmmmm, I think I've got this in the hole

Once again this year, we were thrilled to have 2 of the stars from TV’s Neighbours, Alan Fletcher who plays Dr, Karl and Stefan Dennis who plays Karl’s arch rival, Paul Robinson. Alan had been performing in Adelaide at the Fringe Festival on the Saturday night and arranged to fly back to Melbourne straight after the show just so that he could be a part of the golf day for Chelsea SES which was fantastic.

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Meals on wheels

Soon, it was also time to make the egg and bacon rolls a little more mobile and it was into the golf cart with roles in hand and off to the golfers for a very welcome top up.

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Time to grab 40 winks

Once the golf got under way it was a chance for some members to catch up on a little sleep, however, the peace was soon broken with 4 jobs coming in that were responded to by Chelsea Rescue 3 and members already at the club.

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For the golfers it's business as usual

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Old habits die hard

Needless to say, the boys from Neighbours soon had some issues on the course but calm was restored in the end.

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There was an occassional disagreement amongst the players

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Now, now, play nicely boys

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Time for some lunch at the 19th hole

At the end of the round, players and Chelsea members mingled around the Bar-B-Que as lunch was served and then it was into the club house for presentations.

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That can't be right?

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Councillor Tamsin Bearsley catches up with Dr. Karl

Winners are grinners and City of Kingston Councillor, Tamsin Bearsley was on hand to present the trophies and other prizes to the winners.

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Alan catches up with Chelsea volunteer and golfer Gavin Stewart

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He may not have got the trophy, but he did get a cup, or even two!

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The day wouldn't have happened without the help of Chelsea member Ria

Days like this cannot happen without the help of many people and this was no different. The Chelsea SES volunteer members want to sincerely thank the following people for their outstanding support and generosity through donations and assistance:

Australasian Golf Club
Chelsea Public Golf Course
L.J Hooker Real Estate Edithvale
Alan Fletcher
Stefan Dennis
Councillor Tamsin Bearsley
4 Cousins Parkdale
IGA Aspendale Gardens
Hansa Group
Coles Supermarket Patterson Lakes
Woolworths Supermarket Chelsea
Woolworths Supermarket Patterson Lakes
3Q Egg Farms

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Australasian Golf Club Secretary John Martin presents the cheque to the boss

The day raised $295.00 through the Bar-B-Que and $1000.00 from the golf club which was brilliant and we look forward to a bigger and better day in 2015. We already have some amazing things that are going to happen so all we can say at the moment is...

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:15)

 
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