World Urban Golf hits streets of NSW
14 Aug 2012
On Saturday the 8th of September, on the corner of Bull and Bruce Street Cooks Hill (Newcastle) will be a golfing tournament with a difference. The tournament is World Urban Golf Day and is a game of golf that involves no rules, no dress codes, no course and is open to absolutely anyone.
You may have already heard about or even played in World Urban Golf Day before, but for those of you who don’t know the team at Urban Golf Australia in co-operation with partners all over the world have been getting together once a year to celebrate off course golfing while also raising money for charity. Now in its 6th year World Urban Golf Day promises to be one of the biggest yet, we asked Robert Pavement-Tee of UGA to give us the lowdown on how we can start preparing for the day.
“Urban Golf is played using a single club, usually a pitching wedge and safe off course approved balls. An Urban Golf hole can be anything, power poles or letter boxes, forks in trees, even all the way from your house to the park or local shop to get the paper in the morning.
You may want to decide on a par for the hole, or just challenge yourself to hit over and around obstacles Urban Golfing can really be anything you imagine it to be”
World Urban Golf Day started as a conversation between 3 friends in completely opposite sides of the world. The idea was to take the fun we were all having and share it with the world. 6 years later the event is played in over 20 different languages and still holds the same ideals and ethics it has from the start.
Urban golf day isn’t even really about playing golf says Robert it has always been just a fun day of dressing up silly and hanging out with your mates.
In the past World Urban Golf Day has even been visited by topless models by the picture magazine which certainly proved popular with the fellas and rumour has it they may even be back this year. The event is sponsored by Kaiser Baas, AlmostGolf, Piranha Golf, Vision, Gangsta Surf and Red Bull who have all generously kicked in prizes and product samplings for the day.
Urban Golf Australia only ever plays with safe off course approved balls and above all is respect for people and property.
Other than having a great time all proceeds from the event will be given to Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets program. All money is spent in our local community and to date we have donated over $5000. All equipment is provided on the day but if you felt the need to steal you grandfathers favourite wedge for a bit of luck on the day, we wouldn’t blame you.
World Urban Golf Day Saturday 8th September Oriental Hotel Cooks Hill, $10 donation buys you entry and a World Urban Golf Day #6 T-shirt. Visit the Urban Golf Australia website for more information.
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