On Friday, 13 April 2018 a group of more than 100 enthusiastic and competitive amateur golfers descended on Araluen Golf Course for the annual Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Day.
28 teams competed to be the overall winners of the shotgun start Ambrose competition. The teams enjoyed a day of good-natured fun in a picturesque setting, and all for a worthy cause.
The Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Day was created by Olivia Holtmeulen, an inspirational young lady who has organised the event every year for the last four years.
Olivia created the event in recognition of her grandfather, Arney, who passed away from dementia in 2013. In the years since, the annual Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Day has raised a staggering $50,000, which has been generously donated to Alzheimer’s WA.
In 2018 the golf day, affectionately nicknamed a Round to Remember, featured three novelty holes including longest drive and closest to the pin.
Once the golfing action was over the 100-strong crowd went on to enjoy a dinner and auction. Up for grabs at the auction were some highly coveted items including a cricket bat signed by the 2017 Australian team and a signed West Coast Eagles jersey.
Remarkably, the item that drew the most attention was a raffle prize of a Manchester United-branded clock, which exchanged hands several times before one dedicated fan paid $100 to make sure it went to a good home.
Alzheimer’s WA is humbled by Olivia’s efforts, and grateful for the continued support of the Holtmeulen family and the Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Day organising committee.
Olivia, you are a true leader of tomorrow and we look forward to supporting you and your family at next year’s event.