$10,000-$15,000 target for QT fundraising event

THE Queensland Times Charity Golf Day turns 20 when the annual fundraiser takes pace at Sandy Gallop Golf Club tomorrow.

Funds raised will go to Ipswich Hospice Care which has benefited from the proceeds of the day for 19 of those 20 years.

"It's looking good considering we've got a whole new team at hospice," event co-organiser John Brown said.

Former rugby league Test five-eighth and QT employee Brown has been involved for most of the 20 years the event has been running.

"Hospice was chosen because it was a local community based organisation," he said.

"And it was based on local funding."

Brown estimates over $150, 000 has been raised over the past 20 years with the aim to raise between $10,000-$15,000 this year.

Great prizes are on offer with a live auction after the golf.

While there will be some serious golfers involved, none of them will be taking it too seriously.

The four-player Ambrose format will feature six novelty holes.

At one hole players will have to hit from a tee floating in on styrofoam in water. Another will see them tee off with a pitching wedge on a par four and one will have them putting with a snooker cue.

It is all geared to make it a day of fun for everyone with a great ending for Ipswich Hospice Care.

"We've got a good field with 29 teams and all teams are sponsored by local businesses," Brown said.

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