Three score and a decade of fundraising for Legacy to be marked with golf day at Rutherglen

Ready to chip in: Rutherglen Golf Club captain David Ward and Legacy golf day co-ordinator Noel Hince prepare for Sunday's fundraiser. Picture: COROWA FREE PRESS

Ready to chip in: Rutherglen Golf Club captain David Ward and Legacy golf day co-ordinator Noel Hince prepare for Sunday's fundraiser. Picture: COROWA FREE PRESS

SEVEN decades of helping suffering defence families will be marked when Rutherglen RSL holds its annual golf day.

The sub-branch will have its 70th Legacy day at Rutherglen Golf Club on Sunday.

Co-ordinator Noel Hince said it was hoped $5000 would be raised.

“We have over $1100 in cash prizes with a $700 hole-in-one completion and two $240 closest to the pin competitions” Mr Hince said.

“You don’t need a handicap and there are plenty of novelty and ladies events so everyone has a chance to take home a great prize.”

The format is three-ball ambrose with $15 entries able to made on the day ahead of a 10am tee-off.

The first Legacy day was three years after World War II and it has since generated a mass of money for Rutherglen area families who have had a defence force member die or seriously injured.