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Peter's clubs go for a cause

Libby Troy, left, donates her late husband’s clubs to Mount Coolum Golf Club’s Bev James, to auction off  for breast cancer research. Photo: Brett Wortman/178860
Libby Troy, left, donates her late husband’s clubs to Mount Coolum Golf Club’s Bev James, to auction off for breast cancer research. Photo: Brett Wortman/178860

While Peter Troy’s love of surfing was legendary, his love of golf was less known to the public.

But it is his golfing legacy that will inevitably help a cause close to many hearts.

Libby Troy has found the prime way to give back to a community that has offered an abundance of support since the recent passing of her husband.

Mrs Troy has donated Peter’s set of 17 golf clubs to Mount Coolum Golf Club for a silent auction solely to raise money for breast cancer research.

The gesture has been welcomed at the club, where Peter played twice a week and worked in the pro shop for several years.

“On my father’s side, both his mother and sister had breast cancer, so that cause is very close to my heart,” Mrs Troy said.

Club member Bev James said more than a dozen women at the club had been touched by breast cancer over the years.

Four people have been diagnosed this year alone.

Mrs James said she hoped a keen surfer would feel honoured to take over ownership of Peter’s clubs, and thus simultaneously donate money during the club’s main fundraising month.

Anyone interested in the auction should contact Mrs James on 5448 7541.

Mrs Troy said any surfers who had not had the chance to farewell Peter could take part in a surfers’ paddle at Mudjimba Beach on October 25.

“It’s open to any surfers who want to come,” she said.


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