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Shepparton Golf Club to honour Lyle

By Shepparton News

It will be another emotional day at the Shepparton Golf Club tomorrow.

The life of late club member - and much-loved friend of many - Jarrod Lyle will be celebrated in a special event which will see the former professional golfer honoured in a number of ways.

A single Stableford competition will take place across the day, where Lyle’s golf clubs will take the trip around his home course for one final time before they will be officially retired and donated to the Shepparton Golf Club as per his wishes.

A short service will also be held from noon before the unveiling of a memorial plaque dedicated to Lyle will take place in front of the clubhouse near the 10th tee.

All players and visitors tomorrow are encouraged to wear yellow in solidarity with the work Lyle completed as an ambassador for the Challenge Foundation and its mascot Leuk the Duck.

Lyle lost a long battle with acute myeloid leukaemia in August this year at 36 years of age.

It was the third bout of the disease the Shepparton export had faced after being first diagnosed when he was 17 in the late 1990s and then again in 2012.

Lyle’s wife Briony and his two daughters Lusi and Jemma will continue to work with the Challenge Foundation and the Leuk the Duck initiative in his honour, as stated on Lyle’s Instagram account.

The first tee time for tomorrow’s action is slated for 7.30am.