THE Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) received a much-needed $6100 financial boost last month thanks to the generosity of the Carbrook Pink Bag Club.
Formed in 2006, the “Club” within Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast has grown and now boasts more than 120 members.
In the past 12 years it has donated more than $40,000 to PCFA.
The members have a great time throughout the year, but no-one in the field wants to “win” a pink bag golf day.
To “win” means you’ve had the day’s worst score and your name goes up in lights for everyone to see.
The “Club” was formed by a group of members who were keen to find a way to stop some members not trying when they were not playing great golf.
Initially, it meant the player with the worst score using a pink golf bag for their next round to highlight their “achievement”.
Since then it has sparked so much interest and support that there is a leaderboard permanently mounted outside the clubhouse to keep track of the scores.
“Initially it was just a fun idea,” said Peter Anemaat, who is also a life member of the club and has organised the group over the past 10 years.
“But rather than waste the funds on a party at the end of the year the group decided to put the funds towards a worthwhile cause.
“Generally the members are males over the age of 40 so it was a simple decision to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
“The Pink Bag Club’s slogan ‘Give Your Prostate the Finger’ tries to highlight the seriousness of prostate cancer with Carbrook Golf Club’s unique sense of humour.
“Many members have been touched by the disease and this makes the club all the more relevant.”
The Pink Bag Club is well supported by major sponsors of The Power Source and Dickenson’s Financial Services and will continue to raise funds and improved awareness within the club and the wider community.