Teeing up to spread the word

16 March 2016

A number of Royal Life Saving Society WA staff donned their best golf attire for a couple of Golf Days yesterday.Duck Drive winner Paul Hazell with RLSSWA's Laura Kazmirowicz

One of the teams headed the Joondalup Resort for the annual SPASA WA Golf Day, with Peter Leaversuch, Allan Godfrey, Eddie Gibbs and John Hill showing off their best drives, chips and putts while spreading the word about our drowning prevention programs.

SPASA (Swimming Pool and Spa Association) WA is an association made up of leading pool and spa builders, equipment and chemical suppliers and service organisations, such as pool shops.  The golf day gave us a great opportunity to network with SPASA members and let them know about all the services we provide in the WA community, and how we can work together to ensure safe enjoyment of water activities across WA.

We held a fundraising Duck Drive at one of the holes, raising money for our Community Help Grants. Competitors paid $5 for the privilege of driving one of our plastic ducks as far as they could. The top three drivers were Paul Hazell and Jeff Hurst from Moonlight Pools, and Andrew Farmer from The West. They each received a first aid kit for their amazing efforts. The wooden spoon (or should that be duck?) for the shortest duck drive went to John Carroll from Pools By Design, and he received a Quackers duck money box.

Our team at the golf day at Wembley Golf CourseThe Duck Drive raised $465 which will go towards a Community Help Grant for a family affected by a drowning incident.

The other event yesterday was the Ambrose Estate Corporate Golf Day at the Wembley Golf Course. Caitlin O'Connell, Jonnine Rowe and Dan Wild represented Royal Life Saving Society WA at the event, which we'd been invited to attend after hosting one of our Community Trainers evenings at the course.

The Golf Day involved about 40 people from local businesses and gave us a great opportunity to network and let other competitors know about our community service programs, first aid training courses and Swim and Survive swimming and water safety education. Many of those our team chatted to throughout the day weren't aware of all that Royal Life Saving does in the community, so it was a great opportunity to have some fun and spread the word!

Our team at the SPASA WA golf day with Quackers the inflatable duck A competitor preparing to drive a plastic duck in our duck drive