Bill Nichols

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Aussie golfers hit $1 million mark in donations

The nine Australians who work in the golf industry in north Texas continue to raise eyebrows, and not simply because they have cool accents.

They generated $143,584 in donations at their 8th Birdies for Kids event at Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas. That pushed them over the $1 million mark in total donations for various children’s charities. The Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation and Children’s Medical Center will share the funds this year.

The fundraiser consisted of playing 126 holes with the goal of making as many birdies and eagles as possible. Their total: 217 birdies and 5 eagles, an average of almost 3.5 birdies per player, per round.

The Aussies: Rohan Allwood, assistant pro at Brook Hollow; Justin Barrick, assistant pro at The Honors GC of Dallas; Simon Buckle, head pro at Brook Hollow; Stuart Deane, instructor at Sinclair’s Golf Training Center in Euless; Nick Griffin, head pro at Shady Valley GC in Arlington; Jeremy Langdale, assistant pro at Green Tree CC in Midland; Dean Larsson, assistant pro at Bent Tree CC in Dallas; Cameron McCormick, director of instruction at Brook Hollow; and Mark Harrison, Executive Director of the Northern Texas PGA.

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