The Perron Institute’s popular Hole in One event at the Wembley Golf Course to raise funds for child health research came close to seeing a player beat the odds. 

Pro golfer Brett Rumford, firing off for the last shot of the day, almost achieved glory with his attempt. His ball hit the rim of the hole, but maddeningly, bounced out.   

About thirty golfers hit off for the handsome $250,000 prize. Although it wasn’t claimed, the event and associated activities held in association with the Channel 7 Telethon Trust, the Wembley Golf Course and the Town of Cambridge were a great success. 

Stuart Wade was nearest to the pin and 15-year-old Tom Chalmers was the youngest competitor.  

The $150,000 raised goes to Telethon to support psoriasis research at the Perron Institute.  

Perron Institute Board Chair, Rob McKenzie and Board Directors Torsten Ketelsen, James Williams and Professor David Blacker were there in support and much credit is due to Jim Murphy, Perron Institute Business Development Manager for his key part as the driving force behind this event.  

Thanks are due to Wembley managers Jason Roach and Josh Madden who did a sterling job in the MC role – Jason down with the golfers and Josh with guests up at the green and entertainment tent.  

A big thank you to all who helped ensure the success of this event.