The AFL Life Members & Premiership Players Charity Golf Classic

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The AFL Life Members & Premiership Players Charity Golf Classic


When: Planned for Spring 2008.
Where: The Beach Course at the 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads.
What: Teams of three will be partnered with a past VFL/AFL player and compete in the comfort of golf carts for great prizes, loads of fun and in support of two very worthy charities.
Tucker: A fully catered dinner & charity auction will be held in the function rooms of the on-course Hawthorn Suites apartments.
Who: An open event for all golfers to enjoy.
Format: Four-ball best-ball ambrose over 18 holes.
How: Payments will be required two weeks prior to the event.
Entry: You can enter as a single player, a pair, a team of three or as a corporate sponsor.


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The Event

  • 18 holes of golf on The Beach Course, one of Australia's premier pay-for-play courses.
  • Play in a 4-ball ambrose team with a champion from your footy club.
  • Golf carts for all players.
  • Pack of welcome gifts & golf accessories.
  • Nearest the pin, hole-in-one and long drive prizes.
  • Trophies, prizes, glory and plenty of fun.
  • Fully catered dinner, including beer, wine & soft drinks.


Reach, the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium and Bushranger Golf gratefully acknowledge the support of the AFL Life Members Association, the AFL Premiership Players Club, the Austereo network, Jack Collins, and the event sponsors Brown Brothers wines, 13th Beach Golf Links, Cadbury Schweppes, the Golf Clearance Outlet, the Hawthorn Suites apartments, Golf Business News magazine, Club Car Australia, bwired online solutions, Sean's Catering, and 1116 SEN.

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Event Details

With the support of The AFL Life Members Association and the AFL Premiership Players Club (AFLPPC), Bushranger Golf has partnered with the Hawthorn Suites and 13th Beach Golf Links to develop a charity golf event in support of The Reach Foundation and the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium. Past AFL players will donate their time to play in four-ball ambrose teams with three members of the public at 13th Beach in Barwon Heads. The event was originally planned as a 36-hole shootout in April 2008, however due to the time committment required, it has been restructured and rescheduled as an 18-hole event folloewd by a dinner with option of accommodation available on-course at the 4½-star Hawthorn Suites. The planned date is Thursday October 9, 2008. Details will be confirmed on this page very soon.

  • The 30 teams (120 golfers) will each have three members of the public partnered with a past VFL/AFL player – most of whom are members of the AFL Life Members Association and/or the AFL Premiership Players Club.
  • Participants all recieve a welcome pack, including golf hat and accessories with thanks to The Golf Clearance Outlet
  • All participants will have golf carts available for both rounds, thanks to 13th Beach and Club Car Australia.
  • Club Car Australia have generously offered a hole-in-one prize of a deluxe Club Car golf car.
  • The charity dinner is fully catered by Sean's Catering and includes beer, wine supplied by Brown Brothers and soft drinks supplied by Cadbury Schweppes.
  • The event proceeds after costs and any additional revenue raised (auctions etc.) go to support The Reach Foundation. Reach works with young Australians in five states to help them improve their self-belief and fulfil their potential by gaining a greater sense of control over their lives. Brownlow Medallist Jim Stynes (OAM) is a keen golfer, and the CEO and a co-founder of Reach.
  • The AFL Premiership Players Club is a supporter of the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium, a research based consortium, that provides funds to medical researchers, for laboratory and clinical research into prostate cancer. Some of the charity auction items will be  designated to support the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium.

More details will be posted here soon, including ticketing information, past AFL players attending the event and corporate sponsorship packages available. For more information or to enquire about booking, please Contact Bushranger Golf.