THERE isn’t too much a former Australian hockey player, a pink tutu and a golf course have in common, until now.
Next Friday, two-time Olympic hockey player Lachlan Elmer will turn a few heads when he takes to the course in Peterborough wearing a bright pink tutu.
Mr Elmer, whose father-in-law Rob Joyce owns a house in Peterborough, will don the unconventional attire to settle a bet he made with golf club secretary Bob Hosketh about the AFL grand final. He will fly in from his home in Sydney on Friday to hold up his end of the bargain.
“Lachlan is a Hawthorn supporter and Peterborough is a fairly Geelong-centric area,” Mr Hosketh told The Standard.
“When the Cats were bundled out of the finals last year and Hawthorn won through, he was getting on everyone’s nerves a little bit.
“So we made a bet, that if Hawthorn won the grand final, I would have to wear a Hawks jumper behind the bar on two nights of his choice, and if they lost, he would have to play a round of golf in a pink leotard.
“But we couldn’t get a leotard big enough for him so he will be in a tutu.”
Mr Hosketh said Friday night was one of the club’s biggest events for the summer, with more than 80 people expected to contest the twilight nine-hole competition.
He said aside from the novelty factor of Mr Elmer playing in a tutu, the day would also help raise money for charity.
“We will have some tins around town and at the club on the night to collect money for breast cancer,” Mr Hosketh said.
Mr Hosketh said tee-off would be between 2pm and 5pm on Friday.