Truong Portarlington

2020 we did it.

WHAT A DAY IT WAS!
Started at 6am with the gorgeous clear sunrise and perfect temperature, Darren Hellmann, Craig Plummer and I enjoyed our first round, finishing in 2 hours 25 mins. The golf was at a high standard, some beautiful birdies and nice pars. Because of some shoulder issues I decided not to count my strokes but rather enjoy the game and the company.
We began the second round at nine with Norm Evans. Norm caddied like a professional and made me feel like a celebrity, as I said to him during the round. He handled all the clubs perfectly and was a great company, Craig got his birdie, in fact a few, leading to a pleasant round finished in 2 hours 20 mins.
Our third round as a Two Men Ambrose: Bernard Reed and John Hill against Craig and I. My wife and daughter kept us company. It was a terrific fight against the fresh legs. With Bernard and John in great form and despite our efforts, Bernard put an end to our match play with a birdie on the 15th. Some members joined us for a walk in between, also big thank you to everyone who showed support by giving us cold drinks and cheering us up at the 18th. We finished the third round in 2 hours 55 mins and joined the crowd with some refreshing drink and good laughs.
We commenced the fourth round with Marcus Johnson (a friend from Geelong Golf,) Andy Glen, Craig and I. Accompanied by my wife, President John, Jane, Angela, some friends and members, some walked with me a few holes, caddied and carried my umbrella. A very pleasant round, golf was actually getting better, Marcus adapted quickly to our greens and had some fantastic birdies and several pars, Craig enjoyed himself and was playing terrific the whole time and getting stronger as the day went, but the poor guy could barely move his hands at the end of the day( thanks mate for being with me all day long). Joined us on the last 4 holes Jill Baker had some amazing shots, as well as the rest of us having a great time. We finished just after 6pm with the cheering crowd at the clubhouse.
My team and I would like to thank Matt and the Pro shop staff, Thank you all the supporters for your kindness and generous donation(so many people come to us with nice and encouraging complements, we have received a lot of donations throughout the day and they keep coming in. I get very emotional at times when people walk up to me, shake my hand, thank me and hand over the donation). I will update the details on the fund raising website below.
And my big thank you to everyone involved. I had my best day on the green.
Trung

My Golf story

Trung Truong Tee off against cancer

The first time I picked up golf clubs was six years ago (when my family and I moved back to Australia) at Portarlington Golf Club. I just couldn’t help getting hooked. Though a challenging game, I have found it to be very rewarding … most of the time. It’s not just the idea of hitting the ball I love: going for the walk with friends after work and meeting new people are part of the highlights for me.

The COVID crisis has begun overshadowing all other health concerns: we skip doctors’ appointments, neglect our general health and seem to have forgotten how devastating results of this can be. This global pandemic has been hard for all of us, including cancer patients. Some may be at increased risk of serious illness from an infection, while others may not have the funds or opportunities to receive regular treatment during this time.

As owners of the Fat Fox Art Gallery, we have been affected by COVID19 as much as any. That’s not to say there weren’t benefits: during the weeks we were closed, I have had more time for painting, gardening and golf (my golfing holiday in Portarlington, as I like to call it.) Golf inspires me to create, as well as keeping me focused and healthy, which is something we all could use a little more of these days. By running a golf marathon in Portarlington, I am hoping to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients and contribute my part to the scientific research needed to cure this terrible disease (link below.)

On the 14th December 2020, as part of the national Longest Day Golfing event, I will play four rounds of golf (seventy-two holes) at Portarlington Golf Club in a single day.

Part of this fundraiser is the bidding of my photographic works. I have donated ‘Bellarine Rural in Spring,’ a 1st Edition (Limited) Fine Art Print on canvas size 60 x 40cm with over wrapping 4cm thick wooden stretch bars and ready to hang!

This artwork has been chosen to feature in the Geelong Calendar 2021, which will be released in a matter of weeks. The starting price for ‘Bellarine Rural in Spring’ is $200.

 Please email me at info@fatfoxartgallery.com.au if you are interested. Regular updates will be on my https://www.facebook.com/fatfoxartgallery .

 All proceeds go to the Cancer Council. The highest bid will be announced on Saturday 12th of December, two days before the golf marathon takes place.

Please join my team and I in raising funds to fight cancer!  Donate here: https://www.longestday.org.au/fundraisers/trungtruong/vic

 

 

A big Thank You to you

Trung

 

 

TEEING OFF AGAINST CANCER

Hello everyone,
in exactly 2 months (on the 14th December 2020,) I will take on the Longest Day Golfing challenge to raise money for cancer research. I will complete four rounds of golf in one day (seventy-two holes and approx. twelve hours.)
I would like to thank all my family  and friends, contributors and supporters etc. for your support.
Part of my commitment is walking the whole way, and hopefully finishing all four rounds up to my current 12HDC.
To be able to achieve my goal to raise money for cancer research, I need help from all of you! Please chip in to change the future for the better.
You can support me in many ways: by becoming a team member, donating directly to this website, walking/playing a few holes with me and keeping me company on the course etc. 
It's gonna be a long walk!!

The Longest Day Golfing for the cancer free future

...the ultimate golfing challenge to complete four rounds of golf in one day. That’s 72 holes!

We’ll be testing our skill, strength and stamina to raise funds for Cancer Council.

Do you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

We want to help change this.

Also the cancer research will greatly benefit everyone in the world, whether you are Swiss, Australian, Vietnamese, Italian or American, cancer is our common enemy. LET'S FIGHT THE CANCER TOGETHER .

Please sponsor our team today, to make every hole count!

Thank you for your generous donation. Together, let’s tee off for a CANCER FREE FUTURE.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$260

Bennetts On Bellarine

$208

The Port Report

Great effort Trung. Congratulations

$114

G C Downard Real Estate

You go Trung, such a great cause and I cant wait to join you out there on the day.

$104

Fay Kapp

What an awesome way to support cancer research & the search for a cure.

$104

Bellarine Smokehouse

Go Truong! What an awesome effort!

$104

Malcolm Fisher

$104

Rainbird Studio

I hope the weather is beautiful and that you have a fabulous day

$104

Marquee Locksmiths

Hit them straight mate.

$104

Jan Cogger

Good luck Trung. So happy to support you and this great cause.

$104

Barwon Cleaning Supplies

Trung you have shown the way, well done Champ

$104

Jenny Macaulay

A great effort for a good cause. Enjoy the walk. Cheers, Jenny

$104

Helen Weaven

Good luck and have fun

$100

Shaun Jones

Good Job.👍

$100

Herb Picker

Great effort wish you well know you can do it

$100

The Little Mussel Cafe

$83

Janet Campbell

Good luck from Janet and Marisa - that’s a long walk!

$75

Wed By Ned

Great cause Trung. Have a great day! Maybe I could walk a hole or three with you! Certainly buy you a drink at the end of the day!

$75

Anna Kourkoulis

What an amazing effort! Congratulations for your contributions to a most worthy organization and a disease that has touched the lives of so many! Thank you Truong and company 👏👏

$75

Ubu Communications

$75

Darren Hellmann

$72

Bernard Reed

Happy to donate $1 per hole👍😎

$62

Angela Foott

Go Trung ! 👍

$52

Jan & Lou Fitzgerald

Go Trungy! You are wonderful. Thank you!

$52

Jim Mcgrath

$52

Karan Kent

Cracking stuff mate!

$52

Elizabeth Barker

Get your clubs ready!

$52

Sherren_loanmarket

$52

Neil Ryan

$52

Andy Glen

Well done Trung

$52

Anonymous

$52

Carol Hutton

Keep up the good work.

$52

Bayshore Electrical

Good luck mate do you know the straighter you hit them less walking you will have to do. All the best Steve

$50

Ron And Jill Hanson

All the best for your longest day. A great fund-raiser. Well done Trump.

$50

John Hill

Thanks John

$50

Carmel, Tom Scarff

Thanks Carmel and Tom

$50

Sue, Geoff Holland

Thanks Sue and Geoff

$50

Lesley, James Lloyd

Thanks Lesley and James

$50

Jenny Pearson

Well done Trung!

$42

Sue And Craig Plummer

$42

Rob & Yvonne Casey

Great work for a great cause. Hope the day treats you kindly!!

$42

Amanda White

Have fun 🏒

$42

Veronica Noonan

Good luck ztrung

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Pietro De

good luck Truong

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Peter De Fazio

good luck Truong

$42

Anonymous

$42

Juliet Honor Gavens

Well done, Trung; I'm very happy to support this great cause, with my daughter being diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

$42

Glen Gault

Go Trung. Excellent cause. Good luck.

$42

Joy & Ian Francis

$42

Fiona Pengelly

Great Cause

$42

Ken Latta

Well done Trung

$42

Ken Latta

Well Done Bernard.

$42

Jill Barker

Play well!! ⛳️

$42

Bob & Phyllis Perry

Good luck Truong

$42

John And Helen Powe

Good luck Trung good cause.

$42

Ian Duff

Well done. Have a great day.

$42

Anonymous

Well done Trung! Such an important cause.

$42

Cliff Treloar

Well done Trung, geat effort.

$40

Steve Ryan

Great work mate!

$40

Trinh Th? Cuong

$40

Pier Front Pizzeria Pty Ltd

Great cause.... All the best from the Pier Front Pizzeria family

$30

John Bowman

Thanks John, Trung

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Marlene Cain

Thank you Trung.

$26

Jeff Chris

Thanks Jeff and Chris, Trung

$26

Pete Noble

Good on youTrung, a great cause

$25

Norm Evans

Thanks Norm

$21

Teresa Xuereb

$21

Mimi Dang

Hi Uncle! All the best with your campaign! Sending love and support from Mom, Dad and I!

$21

Tracey Costanzo

Good Luck and well done for a great cause.

$21

Fee Boswell

Congratulations

$21

Sheena Knowles

Great cause, all the best!

$21

Jordan Doyle

Well done mate

$21

Brian Sproule

Good on you Trung! Amazing effort and such a great charity or cause as well.