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PESA-SPE golf day raises $25,000 for RFDS


24 May 2011

Santos' David Schubert, Dave Hudson, Jim Day, Carly Falconer, Andy Pietsch and Mike Willis.

The 32nd annual PESA-SPE golf day, of which Santos was a principal sponsor, raised a total of $25,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The charity golf day has become a tradition within the oil and gas industry and once again was a great success. This year’s event was held last month at the Flagstaff Hill Golf Club, with 30 Santos employees and contractors among a total of 120 players taking part on a perfect autumn day.

In all, 35 sponsors – including Santos, Beach Energy, Transfield Services, Terrex Seismic, Origin, Neil Mansell Transport, Halliburton, Ensign Energy and Baker Hughes – contributed generously to the event. An additional $4,000 was raised on the day by the in-course ‘bookies’ who sell raffle tickets to the players based on their perceived ability.

From humble beginnings way back in the 1970s, this charity event has raised more than $235,000 for the RFDS. This association recognises the close relationship between this valuable service and the oil and gas sector.

Santos’ Andy Pietsch, who chaired the organising committee with Colin Cruickshank, said the day was a “great success”.

“This year, for the first time, a team Ambrose format was selected, and was overwhelmingly endorsed for future events. The dinner is always the venue for the after-round sharing of disappointment and missed opportunities, in keeping with the nature of the golf,” Andy said.

“A representative of the RFDS was a keynote speaker, and provided appreciation and insight into where funds go in sourcing new aircraft to continue the services that are provided by the RFDS. The night rounded out with the traditional auction of unallocated prizes, where yet more money was raised.”

Thanks and congratulations go to the organising committee, the sponsors and the players for contributing to another successful event.

PESA is the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, and the SPE is the international Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Filed under: Community relations, Community wellbeing, Employee achievements, South Australia

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