Sun shines on Luke Hughes Memorial Golf Day


A total of 56 golfers gathered at Singleton last Friday to unite for a special cause.

The inaugural Luke Hughes Memorial Golf Day has been organised to remember a local Singleton man who was loved by many.

He passed away on October 9, 2019 at the age of 31.

“This day has been in the works for the last couple of months,” co-organiser Bonny Fordham said on behalf of co-organisers Paul Chandler, Brad Young, Mitchell Nott and Jason Fordham.

“The boys were like brothers, they were so close and today is a great day for them to all gather in honour of Luke.”

Heavy rain and a small hailstorm on the eve of the event clouded whether the day would go on.

However, the nostalgic weather brought back a large amount of memories.

“Every time that Luke went camping it rained,” she added.

“So even if the rain continued, we would have still been out there wearing raincoats and gumboots and snorkels.

“It would have been a typical Luke Hughes camping day.”

The sponsors of the day include Hunter Valley Hydraulink, Arrow Heritage Solutions, Imprint Vinyl, MacPherson Built, Smiths Smash Repairs, Riley Young and Associates, DK Heavy Plant Services, Hunter Engineering and Fabricating, NRMA Insurance and Domino’s Pizza.

Danny Bernal from Pink Donkey photography also voluntarily covered the event.

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