2017 VC Golf Day achieves record success

Eleven teams hit the golf course to play in the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Golf Day on a sunny afternoon at Kingston Heath Golf Course on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

The principal sponsor of this year’s event was TechnologyOne, Australia’s largest enterprise software company.

A great mix of La Trobe University staff, alumni, industry leaders and partners, including Melbourne City, all competed in one of the first La Trobe 50th anniversary events on the calendar. Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar and Chancellor Professor Richard Larkins AO were among the participants.

The team of representatives from Commonwealth Bank Australia took out the day over second-placed Dimension Data, to win a prize pack from Melbourne City and the Carlton Football Club.
The 18 holes of golf was followed by a formal dinner MC’d by the Director of La Trobe Sport, Professor Russell Hoye at the Kingston Heath Club House.

The event achieved record success in 2017, with profits going to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).  The program supports the unique needs of over 100 student-athletes studying at university through academic case management, professional development opportunities, access to sporting facilities and more.

As part of the program, the Elite Athlete Support Fund was established in 2016 to provide financial support to LEAP members to pursue their sporting endeavours while undertaking study. The funding has helped to support athletes to prepare for the Rio Olympics, compete at World Championships and represent Australia at the World University Games.

Other event sponsors included Gold Sponsor Telstra, Silver Sponsor BRI Security, BPO Intelligence, Charter Keck Cramer, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and SAP Australia.

Bridge Consulting, UniSuper, Menzies Group, Hoban Recruitment, Aesop, Drummond Golf Kew, Kingston Heath Golf Club, Simone Perele and Inside Golf also supported the Golf Day.

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