I am proud to be Patron of the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic – that fixture in people’s sporting calendar that affords the opportunity for the talented (and not so talented) to come together in good sporting spirit and friendship, to raise money for the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation as well as Diabetes.

A word from our patron

bob-hawke30th Anniversary Tribute from our patron – taken from the 30th Anniversary Book (2008).

I am proud to be Patron of the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic – that fixture in people’s sporting calendar that affords the opportunity for the talented (and not so talented) to come together in good sporting spirit and friendship, to raise money for the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation as well as Diabetes.

In this year of the 30th anniversary of the classic I pass my congratulations and sincere thanks to Jack for the generous time and assistance he has provided to Junior Golf in this country. Over the thirty years in excess of $2 Million has been raised and through Jack’s foresight and dedication to his passion a number of junior golfers have developed into world class professional players. But even for those young players who have not achieved this level, they have benefited enormously from their involvement with the foundation.

This year’s classic at Cypress Lakes will be another fun-filled three days: I look forward to participating…

THE HON. R.J.L. Hawke (Patron in Chief)