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It’s all in the balls

into the swing of things, Kate Hemmy, Wendie King, Maureen Killian and Liama Hunter took the event by the balls and helped make light of the day, while raising funds for a serious cause.
Maclean Golf Club members enjoyed a day of team golf at their Balls 4 Balls event last Sunday, raising $500 for the Cancer Council, with a specific focus on cancers suffered by men. According to Cancer Council NSW, it is a well-recognised fact that men are less likely than women to discuss or address their health issues, particularly in rural and regional areas. “Cancer in men is often ‘un-talked’ about unless in a support group setting,” a spokesperson said. “The Balls 4 Balls campaign aims to create a space where men and woman can discuss men’s cancers in a relaxed social setting and offer peer support through exchange of mutual experience and create networking/support opportunities. “It is designed to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, to appeal to men, and, while the subject matter is very serious, a light hearted approach seems to translate better to men.” In a tight tussle, the team of Paul and Wendie King, Cath Parker and Don Grumley won the day. Second place went to the team of Marcus and Elena Roylance, Burt Bellairs and Geoff Roylance; 3rd place went to the team of Wayne Hinchcliffe, Chris Picton, and Greg and Jeannie Doolan; 4th place was won by the team of Ann Gibbons, Cathy Jones, and Mark and Kate Hemmy. “We had a good rollup for this event,” said the club’s Judy Parkes, “and the weather was kind to us. “A big thank-you to our pro Paul King for his organising of this event; also a big thank-you to the volunteers for making this a fun-filled day of golf and good humour.”