Swearing for good reason

Helen Wood, Genelle Purcell, Demarco Quinlin-Randall, Dave Ferguson, Carl Daley and Alison Tullipan at the Lower Clarence Domestic Violence Committee White Ribbon Golf day at the Maclean Golf Club.
Helen Wood, Genelle Purcell, Demarco Quinlin-Randall, Dave Ferguson, Carl Daley and Alison Tullipan at the Lower Clarence Domestic Violence Committee White Ribbon Golf day at the Maclean Golf Club. Adam Hourigan

THERE was plenty of swearing at the White Ribbon Golf Day at the Maclean links yesterday, not because of poor shots but because men were taking a stand against domestic violence.

A goal of the White Ribbon campaign is to get men to swear an oath not to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

Former Australian rugby league representative and St George winger Nathan Blacklock is a White Ribbon ambassador and was on hand to play a round of golf and encourage others to take the pledge.

"A ban on domestic violence is part of the Lower Clarence league team's code of conduct, and it was good to see them being proactive," Mr Blacklock said.

"Guys are starting to think about what kind of people they are," he said.

"They are starting to realise there are better ways to solve their problems other than violence."

Children often felt the brunt of domestic violence even if they weren't directly involved, he said.

As role models in the community, men should stop turning a blind eye to the issue.

"It is time to take a stand and step up," he said.

The White Ribbon Shield was decided by a game of 9-hole ambrose between more than 30 participants.

The winning team included: Graham Edwards, Rod Simpson, Ken Doyle and Mr Blacklock.

Over 28,000 Australians have taken the White Ribbon pledge.

Topics:  domestic violence golf maclean swearing white ribbon day

Tributes flow for Jodie

Balloons are released as the hearse pulls away from the funeral of Jodie Spears at the Christ Church Cathedral.

A mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend remembered

WATCH: As Knitting Nannas arrest 'Kevin Hogan'

The Knitting Nannas at Kevin Hogan's office in Molesworth St and, below left, Knitting Nanna Dororthy Moller with an 'arrest warrant for Kevin Hogan.

Group storms office in brazen stunt

Police canvas new rural crime fighting strategies

Fourth generation dairy farmer Graham MacIntyre, has released his own milk label, 'Lynward Queensland Milk'. Photo: Kari Bourne / Sunshine Coast Daily

Conference to tackle rural crime issues in New South Wales

Local Partners

WATCH: Junior Queen gets silver screen royal treatment

NEW documentary explores the festival's 20-year-old quest as former candidates share their stories and experiences.

Tea party with the 'Queen'

TRADITION: 1955 Jacaranda Queen Stella Wilson sits with reigning 2015 Jacaranda Queen Charlotte White at last year's Jacaranda Afternoon Tea.

Meet the royal patyu in style

Making steps for 'Blacky' in Walk 4 Brain Cancer

Grafton locals are doing a Walk 4 Brain Cancer in Sydney for Robert Black.

Team Blacky aims to better $5000 to battle brain cancer.

Sound of Music star to compere An Afternoon at the Proms

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shows, from left, Chairmian Carr, as Liesl, Nicholas Hammond, as Friedrich, Heather Menzies, as Louisa, Duane Chase, as Kurt, Angela Cartwright, as Brigitta, Debbie Turner, as Marta, Kym Karath, as Gretl, and Christopher Plummer, as Captain Von Trapp, in a scene from the film, \"The Sound of Music.\" The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical \"The Sound of Music\" is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2015. To honor the milestone, 20th Century Fox is releasing a five-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector's edition, the soundtrack is being re-released, the film will be screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood later this month and to over 500 movie theaters in April. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Saraton's rich history of stage and screen honoured in musical tribu

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Bindi Irwin named in MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.