GOLF DAY: Brenton Fowler, Bernie Caffery and Peter Waters are ready for the Rotary Charity Golf Day.
GOLF DAY: Brenton Fowler, Bernie Caffery and Peter Waters are ready for the Rotary Charity Golf Day.

Charity golf day supporting young drivers

Getting on the green on Sunday could help teach kids responsibility behind the wheel as Rotary host their annual charity golf day raising funds for the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program.

Made available by Rotary and running in Dalby for nearly ten years, the program aims to influence the attitudes and behaviours of both drivers and passengers before they get their open licence.

Year 11 students from all three high schools take part in the full day event which includes interactive sessions from speed and stopping sessions and crash investigations to the decisions they make on the road.

The program aims to challenge young drivers to change the way they think about road safety.

Bernie Caffery from the Dalby Rotary Club said the program is essential when it comes to educating our young drivers.

“No one else is providing such a thorough and informative program that covers all aspects of driving a motor vehicle, balanced with the skill of critical thinking and safety,” he said.

Mr Caffery said the program helps to equip young drivers with the knowledge to make critical decisions when behind the wheel.

“Driving is a very complex operation and everything can chance quick, drivers need to make critical split-second decisions.”

The Dalby Rotary Club will host a charity golf day this Sunday with all funds raised going towards the running the program next year.

The golf day will be a three person ambrose and welcomes both golfers and non-golfers alike for a fun day on the green.

Rotary’s charity golf day has been well supported in the past, last year attracting about 75 players.

This year Rotary aims to raise at least $2000, half the cost of the program.

Mr Caffery acknowledged the local businesses who have got behind the event this year.

“Events like these are highly dependant on sponsors and we’d like to thank all the sponsors who have supported this year’s event,” he said.

The golf day on Sunday will have two shotgun starts at 6.30am and 11.30am.


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