Some interesting golf attire has been spotted on course at the Victorian Open this week.
While the rainbow shoelaces being worn by James Nitties, Alistair Presnell and Kurt Barnes are a rare sight on the golf course it’s all in the name of charity.
The top touring professionals have joined many other elite sportsmen in donning the colourful laces in an effort to draw attention to the Zaidee Rainbow Foundation and the good work that they do.
The Foundation was started in 2006 after Zaidee Rose Alexander died suddenly of a burst blood vessel in her brain aged only seven in 2004.
Zaidee was the only child in 2004 in Australia to donate her organs and tissue.
The rainbow laces are now worn by some of Australia’s top athletes and can be purchased by the public to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation by children.
Australia’s top golfers are proud to support this cause at the 2011 Australian Open where the Zaidee Rainbow Foundation is the official charity.