It was a cool but mild morning that greeted the full field of 128 golfers when they arrived at 7am for the 2023 Werribee Rotary Charity Golf Day. After registration and a breakfast consisting of a bacon and egg roll, they were ready to hit off in groups of four from their designated tee.

Having completed their 18 holes four hours later, the weary golfers returned to the clubhouse for lunch. There were many stories of great, and not-so-great, shots. After the scores were tallied up, it was the team of Werribee Sand and Soil that won the day. It was their second win in 3 years.

This annual event is designed to raise funds for worthy causes, specifically in our local area. This year, the recipient was the medical research centre at the Werribee Campus of Victoria University. For many years, they have been undertaking research into many debilitating diseases including breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple sclerosis and diabetes to name a few. They have already been successful in developing a number of vaccines and drugs under the direction of Vice-Chancellor Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos.

During her presentation at the lunch, Professor Vasso explained, in general terms, some of the incredible work that her team is tackling. The audience was spell bound. She also praised the efforts of our club in running such a fantastic event. She said our generous contribution to the cause of medical research will go a long way to discovering new solutions to some very complex medical challenges.