Ash Barty does a shoey in wild celebration at surf legend Mick Fanning’s charity golf day 


Ash Barty does a shoey in wild celebration as she joins a host of stars including Andy Lee and Shannon Noll at surf legend Mick Fanning’s charity golf day

  • Retired tennis star Ash Barty has downed a shoey at Mick Fanning’s golf day
  • The event raised funds in excess of $100,000 for the Northern Rivers floods
  • Stars including Andy Lee, Shannon Noll and the Inspired Unemployed all teed off

Retired tennis superstar Ash Barty has thrown back a shoey after a crazy chip-in shot at Mick Fanning’s charity golf day on Friday – where a big list of Aussie stars raised funds for those affected by the Northern Rivers floods. 

The former world number one pulled off a wedge shot into a fishing boat beside the course before the Mad Hueys surf and fishing crew hoisted her up onto their shoulders and handed her a shoe filled with beer, which she drank without hesitation. 

Ash Barty sculls out of a shoe after pulling off a crazy chip-in challenge at Mick Fanning’s charity golf day on Friday

Barty was part of a star-studded list of Australian personalities at the event, including singer Shannon Noll, comedian Andy Lee, and actors Lincoln Lewis and Luke Hemsworth. 

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Hosted at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads golf club, special sporting items were auctioned off to help flood ravaged communities rebuild. 

Among the items listed for auction was Barty’s signed 2022 Australian Open final racquet, which sold for $24,037.

A total of $102,691 was raised from the auction in conjunction with donations from businesses and the public. 

The 26-year-old was seen hitting it long with the driver and dialling in with her putter as she prepares to compete in golf’s inaugural ICONS series, beside other sports megastars like Tottenham striker Harry Kane and boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Fellow tennis stars Mark Phillippoussis and Dylan Alcott made the event, while larrikin duo The Inspired Unemployed got up to some hijinks on the course.

Former Home and Away actor Lincoln Lewis and singer Shannon Noll swung the sticks for a good cause, while Luke Hemsworth sported a bright Hawaiian outfit as he teed off. 

Luke Hemsworth makes his way onto the putting green at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads golf club - sporting a bright floral outfit

Luke Hemsworth makes his way onto the putting green at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads golf club – sporting a bright floral outfit  

Amateur golfer Kai Komulainen won the day along with the long drive contest, outdoing pro Geoff Ogilvy.

Also up for grabs at auction was Adam Scott’s signed 2013 Masters winning driver and a surfboard of seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore. 

Shannon Noll laughs while playing a round for charity in support of communities affected in the Northern Rivers floods

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Shannon Noll laughs while playing a round for charity in support of communities affected in the Northern Rivers floods 

Playing off a handicap of four, Barty has honed her skills with the clubs at Brookwater Country Club, 30km south of Brisbane.

In 2019, Ash Barty wowed 15-time major champion Tiger Woods at an exhibition tee-off where the two hit balls over the Yarra River before the Presidents Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

‘She’s got a great swing, are you kidding me?’ Woods said.

Barty tees off at the Mick Fanning charity golf day, putting her skills on show before the ICONS series which starts June 30 and features some of the biggest sports stars in the world

Barty tees off at the Mick Fanning charity golf day, putting her skills on show before the ICONS series which starts June 30 and features some of the biggest sports stars in the world

The event was presented by Balter brewers, which was co-founded by Fanning.

If you would like to donate and get behind the charity cause, you can visit The Mick Fanning Charity Golf Day website or can go directly to GIVIT, a support organisation which handles the distribution of funds to communities in need.  

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