About 160 competitors in teams of four descended on the Moree Golf Course to help raise money for Variety Children’s Charity.
Organiser Lee Estens said the event had been running annually for the past 12 years with more than $750,000 raised for charity.
“We always get a great response from the community each year and this year is no different with new celebrity Darren Lehmann hitting the course,” Estens said.
Lehmann joined forces with past Australian test cricketers Peter and Mark Taylor, ex-Wallaby Tim Gavin and Moree golf pro Matthew McGuire.
More than $20,000 was raised at the celebrity auction with Lehmann getting the highest bid of $4600.
Anthony Diprose conducted the auction with Charlotte Madden assisting as one of the ‘golf cart girls’.
The golf itself was an 18-hole, four-person Ambrose competition.
Special prizes were awarded on the day for various challenges.
Peter Taylor praised the organisers for putting on another successful charity golf day.
“The Moree Golf Course is one of the town’s greatest assets and it shows its popularity on days like these,” Taylor said.
Burke was making his fourth appearance this year.
He said besides wanting to support a good cause, he loved the hospitality, the spirit of the event and the crazy costumes worn by so many of the golfers.
“You don’t get this in the city,” he said.
“The generosity is just fantastic. It is pretty easy to come back when it’s just a good bunch of people,” he said.
The golf was not conventional with golfers teeing off left handed, on their knees or blindfolded but that’s the spirit of the day, according to Estens.
“It’s all about dressing up and having a laugh,” she said.
Estens said the event would not be possible without the support of their sponsors and volunteers.