Champions Golf Founder Mr Alan Murray bids Farewell !
Champions Golf Founder, Mr Alan Murray has recently decided to retire from coaching and move back to Australia in the near future.
Alan has not been well during the past few years with serious skin cancer issues and is seeking ongoing treatment in Western Australia.
So the team at Champions Golf decided to hold some good bye events for Alan and to raise some funds for his future needs.
The first event was a lunch at the Richmond Golf Club in Alan’s hometown Sydney on 30th October attended by many of Alan’s old friends and fellow golf professionals & sports stars such as such :- Jack Newton, Rodger Davis, Peter Fowler, Colin McGregor, Walter Godfrey, Tim Woolbank and Chris Gwilliam. Stuart and Cynthia from Champions Golf came down to Sydney to lend a hand.
Then Alan and Matthew headed over to Alan’s new hometown of Perth to have a special lunch at his old golf course, Whaleback Golf Course kindly hosted and sponsored by his old business partner, Mr Peter Hopkins.
This event was also attended by many of Alan’s family, old friends and fellow golf professionals & sports stars such as such :- Terry Gale, Ross Kelly and Stan Peach.
Photos from the Sydney and Perth lunches can be viewed at this link: – www.championsgolf.co/alan-murray-testimonial-lunches/
Then for the Singapore grand golf game and gala dinner we decided to host the event at the Singapore Island Country Club as Alan was Head Professionals there in the 70’s and has many fond memories and friends there.
The event was graced by over 90 golfers and 150 dinner guests including golf & sports stars in attendance such as Stewart Ginn, Kyi Hla Han, Scott Barr, John Powell, Garry Doolan and Stuart Andrew.
An auction was held with Memorabilia sponsored by Sir Nick Faldo, Sir Bob Charles, Adam Scott, Fuzzy Zoeller, Stewart Ginn, the Taiheiyo Club, Geoff Allendorf, Stuart Andrew, Macau Golf & Country Club, Jimmy Stewart and Singleton Whisky (Diageo) and sponsors included:- Laguna National Golf & Country Club, Adidas, TaylorMade, Singleton Whisky (Diageo) & Aqua (Field Catering Pte Ltd,
Alan also received Congratulatory Videos from many leading golf professionals and Sports stars such as :- Sir Nick Faldo Ian Baker-Finch, Frank Nobilo, Frank Phillips OAM, Jack Newton OAM, Glen Boss, Graham Marsh MBE, Mick Dittman, Peter Fowler, Rodger Davis, Stewart Ginn, Terry Gale, Barend Vorster, Garry Doolan, Colin McGregor, Danny Chia, Dominique Boulet, Hideyo Sugimoto, John Powell, Kyi Hla Han, Unho Park & Walter Godfrey
All Alan’s Business partners, Staff, Fellow Pros, family, friends and students wish him well in his retirement.
For more about Alan’s remarkable career please click on the following links:-