PINK LADIES: Deb Henderson, Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff and Janelle Smith at the Pink Golf Day at Murgon Golf Club.
PINK LADIES: Deb Henderson, Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff and Janelle Smith at the Pink Golf Day at Murgon Golf Club. Contributed

Ladies get into swing of things for fundraiser

MURGON motorists may have seen some unusual sights on the road during the weekend.

The annual Tee Off for Breast Cancer Trials event was held at the Murgon Golf Club on Saturday.

The green was a sea of pink as women travelled from as far away as the Sunshine Coast and Oxley for the event.

Former Murgon Golf Club president Janelle Smith said the day was a huge success that raised more than $1100 for breast cancer research.

The organisation was one close to Smith's heart.

"My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago,” she said.

Thirty-eight female golfers donned their pink outfits and enjoyed glorious weather.

But some golfers couldn't wait for the tee-off, and were already showing off their outfits on the journey to the picturesque course.

"One lady decorated her cart, and drove up from Kingaroy,” Smith said.

"She had her pink bra and underwear on show.”

The long time golfer said they weren't too concerned about getting funny looks from passers-by.

"We don't take any notice,” she said.

"We just concentrate on our golf.”

For next year's event, Smith said they might look at supporting a charity closer to home.

"We all know that farmers are struggling at the moment,” Smith said.

"Perhaps it could go to a farmers group.”

Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff joined the ladies for morning tea and judged the best dressed team, which went to Deb Henderson and Janelle Smith, both from Murgon.

The best decorated cart was awarded to Di Hetherington, from Murgon, and Shirley McDougall, from the Nanango club.

Winners of the fundraising event were Venessa Hansen and Aileen Bartlett, from Kingaroy Golf Club. Runner ups were Nanango's Dale Hammond and Murgon's Mary Mitchell.

Best individual score went to Trish McMaster, from the Maroochy River club.