TAMWORTH Golf Club is the venue again this evening for a novel Hole-In-One competition.
Enthusiastic golfers have teed off at the club the past two Fridays trying to slam a hole-in-one in a competition where a 46 inch TEAC Ultra Thin television is the main prize.
The competition is being run in support of the TriFreedom charity, continues this evening and finalises next Friday.
It costs one dollar per shot to participate.
There are weekly prizes as well as the TEAC television as a grand prize. There is also a car being raffled.
TriFreedom coordinator Mia Cottrell-Dormer says the event has been an enormous success.
“We’ve been thrilled with the support from Tamworth Golf Club and it’s been great to see so many people getting down and having a go,” Cottrell-Dormer said.
“It’s only one dollar per shot, so you’re not risking much, and The View Restaurant has even been kind enough to donate two dollars from every meal towards TriFreedom too.
“Not everyone had heard of TriFreedom so it’s also been a great opportunity to talk to people about what we do.”
TriFreedom is the brain- child of local triathlete Cottrell-Dormer, who was moved to do something to help after hearing of the reality of the worldwide human trafficking problem at a conference three years ago.
Cottrell-Dormer rounded up a few friends and encouraged them to help raise money by completing an Ironman 70.3 triathlon, either as individuals, or as part of a team.
Around 80 Tamworth triathletes go to Port Macquarie each year to compete, and have now raised in excess of $60,000 for the fight against human trafficking.
Cottrell-Dormer says everyone can make a difference.
“Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime worldwide, and it’s easy to assume it’s someone else’s problem.
“But many Tamworth students will travel when they finish school and all of us have the opportunity to help make the world a safer place”, Cottrell-Dormer says.
“Whether you can run, or ride a road bike, or whether you just come down and have a hit at the hole-in-one comp, every little bit helps,” Cottrell-Dormer says.
If golfing isn’t your thing, the group is also running a raffle, where one lucky entrant will take home a Hyundai i20, a road bike, or an accommodation package valued at almost $400.
For more information on TriFreedom, visit the website at trifreedom.org.au.