This year there will be a silent auction before the Melbourne Market Golf Day, that will be held for the celebrity players that will be attending the event. The winners of these auctions will get to have their celebrity join their golf team on the day of the event. These celebrities include high profile ex-AFL players as well as professional golfers, and their contribution to the day and the atmosphere of the event is always exceptional.

The silent auction will take place as follows:

  • A list of the celebrity players for the 2019 Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day will be displayed below so that there is fair and open access for all golf day registered players
  • When the silent auction is opened for bidding, each player will have a minimum starting bid listed next to their name below
  • Your golf team must be registered in order to submit a bid on any player (registration forms are to be returned to the Fresh State Office at the Melbourne Market or sent to [email protected])
  • If you would like to bid on a player you will need to email [email protected] and include which player you are bidding on and the amount you are bidding for them
  • In order to beat the current highest bidder, you must bid an amount that is a minimum of $100 higher than the current highest bid
  • If you have made a bid that is higher than the highest bid as recorded on the website, your name/company will be listed as the current highest bidder next to your chosen player’s name (emailed bids will be taken in the order they are received – first come, first served)
  • On the 8th of February bidding will close, and the highest bidders will get to have their chosen celebrity player join their golf team for the Melbourne Market Golf Day competition

For further information about the celebrity player silent auction:

Contact Fresh State on 03 9408 6627 or email [email protected]



Celebrity Player:
Current Bid:
Bid Holder:
Paul Vander Haar      

(Ex-AFL Essendon)

Paul Vander Haar played football for Essendon in the 80s and was known as ‘the Flying Dutchman’ for his marking ability. Paul has been previously involved with the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day and would be a great addition to any team. $300 Minimum Starting Bid
Jason Johnson      

(Ex-AFL Essendon)

 Renowned as a relentless midfielder for Essendon in the late 90s and early 2000s, Jason Johnson enjoys his golf and is now a sports nutritionist creating meal solutions for elite sporting teams and individuals. $300 Minimum Starting Bid
James Marchesani      

(Pro Golfer)

 James Marchesani is a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2017, where he recorded a T2 place finish at the Fiji International and a T3 finish at the Victorian PGA Championship. $300 Minimum Starting Bid
Anthony Marchesani      

(Pro Golfer)

Anthony Marchesani is also a professional golfer, most recently playing in the REBEL Sport Masters where he recorded a T67 place finish. $300 Minimum Starting Bid

If you would like to bid on any player email your bid to [email protected]

Remember: to become the current highest bidder, you must bid an amount that is a minimum of $100 higher than the highest bid for that player so far.