Daddo Charity Golf Day celebrates 10th anniversary

Daddo Charity Golf Day celebrates 10th anniversaryOn Friday 21 November the 2014 Daddo Charity Golf Day took place at the stunning Moonah Links Resort on the Mornington Peninsula.

A record breaking 196 golfers registered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Independence Australia fundraiser, whilst the whole Daddo family made a surprise visit to mark the occasion.

Captain Independence welcomed players on arrival at the club house and handed out show bags which were overflowing with treats. Guests then enjoyed a light lunch before heading out on course for the 12 o'clock shotgun start.

Cloudy skies soon cleared to make way for a beautiful day on both the Legends and Open courses. Competitions for the longest drive and nearest the pin added some extra excitement to the day and players also had the opportunity to test out Mizuno's newest drivers. Wine tasting with Bittern Estate as well as cookies from Mrs Fields and refreshments awaited players as they made their way round the courses.

At the end of the day teams came together at the club house for a barbeque and the much talked about monster raffle, where more than $16,000 worth of donated prizes were up for grabs. Raffle ticket sales raised an impressive $10,500 whilst a number of auction items brought in an additional $3,000.

Tim McCallum singsTo bring the day to a close Tim McCallum, a good friend of Independence Australia and the Daddo family, made a surprise performance. Despite a life changing spinal cord injury at 18 years old, Tim has been able to pursue his main passion in life, singing. Tim sang The Impossible Dream to rapturous applause from the audience; there were even a few teary eyes. A wonderful golf themed cake was then brought out mark the occasion.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event and as a thank you to the Daddo family for their continued support, we have produced a Daddo Charity Golf Day book. Filled with some fantastic photographs from across the years the book can be yours, simply click here to place your order.

This year the Daddo Charity Golf Day raised a record $54,400 net which is truly phenomenal. The funds raised will be used to support programmes such as Independence Australia's psychology and counselling program, which currently receives no government funding. Assisting people to deal with the trauma of a newly acquired disability, this specialised service is just one of many ways Independence Australia supports those with a physical disability to live independent lives.


Daddo Charity Golf Day teams in golf buggiesThe sell out event was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all the winners of the Daddo Charity Golf Day; it was certainly a tough challenge to secure the top prizes on the world-class golf course.

Click here to view all of the fantastic snaps from the 2014 Daddo Charity Golf Day.

We are already looking ahead to next year and will announce the date for the 2015 Daddo Charity Golf Day very soon. Make sure you check back for all the details!


Can you spot yourself in these highlights from the 2014 Daddo Charity Golf Day? We'd like to thank Ryan O'Hehir from Rybazoid who donated his time to produce this fantastic video - thanks!

Thank you

Thank you to those of you who attended the 2014 Daddo Charity Golf Day and for all your wonderful support. We would also like to thank our many sponsors and supporters who have been outstanding in helping to ensure the Daddo Charity Golf Day is a huge success.

Principal Partner and Key Event Partners

Other supporters:

Dromana Estate | Bluestone Lane Vineyard | Morning Sun Vineyard | Prancing Horse Estate | Philip Murphy Estate | Waterside Hotel | Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa | Sirens Restaurant & Bistro | The Pavilion McCrae Beach | AATKings | Bunzl Outsourcing Services | Westpac | TAC | The Metropolitan Golf Club | Laser Strike | Nice Pak | Luna Park | Lunar Drive In | Puffing Billy Railway | Fun City | Flemington Race Course | Palace Cinemas | Eco Tan | Sukin Organics | Polperro Dolphin Tours | Crown Lift Trucks | Lethal Fashion | Gridlock Coffee | Grandma's Puddings | Mandi's Kitchen | Main Ridge Dairy | Red Hill Mud | Red Hill Roast | Cobra Cane | McCormick Foods | GAIA Made for Men | Pamillia | Sonni Lou | La Manna | Dimattina | Cookies Australia | Yarra Valley Snack Foods | Mercure Portsea Golf Club & Resort | Peninsula Hot Springs | Royal Melbourne | Linen House | Melbourne Watch Company | Holdsworth Jewellers | Mornington Peninsula Experience | Phillip Island Nature Parks | Penguin | Anytime Fitness | Shadowfax Winery | Carman's Fine Foods | Ego Pharmaceuticals | Key Pharmacy | Real Foods | Elizabeth Arden | Mondelez | Simplot | Australian Golf Digest/GQ | Thankyou Water | Re-creation Panels | Go Natural | Tony Cockram | Muffy Borthwick | Mitch Dowd | Pamper Hampers