Warwick pro shop staff member Phil Covill and Cancer Council Queensland Warwick treasurer Ken Hartnett prepare for Sunday’s charity day.
Warwick pro shop staff member Phil Covill and Cancer Council Queensland Warwick treasurer Ken Hartnett prepare for Sunday’s charity day. Gerard Walsh

Cancer survivor for golf day

KEN Hartnett knows more than he would like to about radium and not just because of his involvement as treasurer of the Warwick branch of Cancer Council Queensland.

“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the end of last year and went to Toowoomba for radium five days a week for eight weeks in February and March,” Hartnett said.

“My doctor advised me six weeks after the end of treatment that the cancer has all gone and I have my next appointment in November.”

Hartnett became involved in Cancer Council Queensland a decade ago when approached to attend a meeting and became Warwick treasurer a month later.

“My mother had operations for cancer which was a factor in me joining up.”

While he won’t play on Sunday, Hartnett will be at the four-ball ambrose at the annual Cancer Council Queensland Charity Golf Day.

Warwick Golf Club captain Stuart Wade said the cancer council day was one of the biggest charity days of the year.

“Chief organiser Andy Wilson and wife Kay do a fantastic job promoting the day which helps make it a success,” Wade said.

“We normally get 90 players.”

A four-ball ambrose is a team event with four players. All four hit their next shot from the same spot, which is determined by players as the most advantageous landing position.

Wade said four-ball ambrose events were great for non-golfers.

Bookings on a time sheet with the pro shop on 4661 3664.



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