Tee Up For Kids mourns the loss of one of our founding directors and a legend of Australian golf Ian Stanley.
Not just a great golfer, winning 22 events worldwide, but a great character of the game Ian’s legacy will stand the test of time both and off the golf course.
Transitioning from player to golf administration, commentary and course design, Ian has made an enormous contribution to the game of golf and Australian sporting landscape for nearly half a century.
Australians love sporting characters and Ian Stanley was a generational character - a lovable larrikin. He was renowned for wearing his heart on his sleeve, and demonstrated a fine balance of gusto and bravado balanced with humility and grace.
Ian epitomized the essence of Australian sportsman; a role model for the next generation in his play and his behaviour.
Ian’s contribution off the course was as formidable as his success on it.
He was a founding director of Tee Up For Kids and a visionary for the organization we have today.
The Board and members of the broader Tee Up For Kids family mourn this enormous loss to us and his family.