Local golfing enthusiasts are heading out onto the greens to raise money for the Hastings Cancer Trust.
Fourteen teams have already registered for the inaugural golf day to be hosted from 9am until 2pm on Thursday, August 15 at the Emerald Downs Golf Course.
Teams of four will take on the ambrose golfing style challenge with a shotgun start from 10am. Rewards will be on offer for putting and chipping competitions, longest drive, raffles and prizes.
"You don't have to be a golfer or a good golfer," said organiser Lynne Frances
"It's going to be a bit of fun and there will be many prizes on the day."
Funding raised by teams and the nine-hole competition goes towards the Hastings Cancer Trust, which is made available for local grants open from August 5 to October 5.
The Trust was established in 2005 and aims to enhance the quality of cancer care in the Hastings, Macleay and Camden Haven regions.
Organiser Steve Thomas said the focus was always about fundraising locally for local benefit.
"We fundraise for the whole year and then we have this grant window to provide the grants process back to the region," said Mr Thomas.
"In the past we've given more than a $1 million for specialist equipment, services and needs-based funding for local projects contributing to cancer care.
"It's very grassroots and we are trying to help groups supporting members of the public on their cancer journey."
The Trust has previously successfully fundraised to deliver a portable ultrasound machine for Port Macquarie Base Hospital and oxygenator medical device for Kempsey among other projects.
Aspiring players can book one of the last remaining team spots by calling 6582 6180. The cost is $30 per person.
Prizes will be awarded for best male, female and mixed teams. Longest drive and straightest drive, closest to the pin and the Bradman's final place trophy.
The event is being supported by a number of local businesses including Emerald Downs Golf Course.
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