A man who was adopted as one of the district’s own was remembered at a charity golf day on Friday, which raised money for his family.
Adam Lane was just 46 years old when he lost his battle with brain cancer on January 19, leaving behind a wife and two daughters, aged 13 and 16.
Formerly of Sydney, Adam loved to play golf and holidayed in Mollymook for 10 years. It was here Brian Mair met the family man, who would later become an honorary local.
On Friday evening, Mr Mair lost his precious locks to raise money for the Lane family.
“It has taken me 60 years to grow this. I have always had long hair,” he said before the shave.
“We have raised over $3000 just for the shave. We have 90 people here from Sydney.”
After the shave, Mr Mair said “I feel naked”.
On top of the shave, more than 130 golfers took to the Mollymook Hilltop Golf Club course, of which Mr Mair is a director, on Friday for a charity golf day, raising close to $15,000 for the family.
Adam’s wife Juliet Lane said the support from the Mollymook community had been “absolutely incredible”.
“It has been a terrible time for our family and I am overwhelmed. They have been fantastic down here,” she said.
“We are very grateful for the support. Everyone here [on Friday] has taken a day off work for this. Adam would be chuffed up there looking down.
“It is through golf that he met people like Brian.”
Adam was diagnosed with brain cancer 10 years ago, but things took a turn for the worse in October 2017.
“When Adam couldn’t drive anymore, Brian, and others, would come to Sydney and take Adam out in Mollymook,” Mrs Lane said.
“They had him for dinner and Adam loved them and Mollymook. I am forever grateful for all the support they have given our family.
“Things went really bad in October. He spent the last 13 weeks of his life in hospital.”
Mrs Lane met Adam when she was just 16 and the pair were in high school.
“We have been married for 17 years but met at high school when we were 16. We have known each other for 30 years,” she said.
“He was a family man, loved his golf, loved Mollymook and his mates. He had a really good life.”