Ash Barty moment at charity golf event as Aussie as it gets

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Ash Barty, pictured here downing a shoey at Mick Fanning's charity golf day.
Ash Barty downed a shoey at Mick Fanning's charity golf day. Image: Getty/Mad Hueys

Does it get more Aussie than Ash Barty drinking a beer out of a shoe?

Video has emerged on social media of the retired Aussie tennis champ doing a 'shoey' at Mick Fanning's charity golf event over the weekend.

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The video, posted by the Mad Hueys, shows Barty hitting a wedge shot into a fishing boat on a river beside the course at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads golf club.

The Mad Hueys are believed to have invented the shoey, which has been made famous by Aussie Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo.

In the video, a number of the Mad Hueys can be seen lifting Barty onto their shoulders after the trick shot and giving her a beer to drink out of a shoe.

The 26-year-old gladly accepts and downs the beer before falling off.

The charity golf day also featured actor Luke Hemsworth, singer Shannon Noll and comedian Andy Lee.

Organised by Aussie surfing great Fanning, the event raised funds for those affected by the Northern Rivers floods.

According to The Daily Mail, Barty also auctioned off the racquet she used to win the 2022 Australian Open in January.

The signed racquet was reportedly sold for $24,037, while a total of $102,691 was raised.

Barty is good friends with Fanning and was recently spotted enjoying the action at the Rip Curl Pro surfing event at Bells Beach.

Ash Barty, pictured here chatting to Steph Gilmore and Mick Fanning at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.
Ash Barty chats to Steph Gilmore and Mick Fanning at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. (Photo by Aaron Hughes/World Surf League via Getty Images)

Ash Barty recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Meanwhile, Barty was featured on the 992-person list released on Sunday night for the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The former World No.1 was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia after wrapping up her career as a three-time grand slam singles champion earlier this year.

Barty announced her shock retirement at age 25 having also won Wimbledon and the French Open in her short career.

Late Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne has also been posthumously appointed an AO some three months after his death.

Warne is being honoured for distinguished service to cricket having taken 708 Test wickets in his storied career, along with his service to the community through charitable initiatives.

But it's not just the major sports receiving accolades, with Jason Belmonte (tenpin bowling) and Brian Jones (chess) also receiving AOs.

Ash Barty, pictured here posing with the trophy after winning the Australian Open in January.
Ash Barty poses with the trophy after winning the Australian Open in January. (Photo by Bai Xuefei/Xinhua via Getty Images)

Women make up 46 per cent of the list - the second-highest percentage since the honours system was implemented in 1975.

The youngest recipient is 23 years old, while the oldest is 101.

"Recipients share some common traits - including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service," Governor-General David Hurley said.

"They're from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways ... this diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.

"Collectively the recipients, whose achievements span community service, science and research, industry, sport, the arts and more, represent the very best of Australia."

Former chief medical officer Brendan Murphy, former Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young and NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant were also recognised for their work guiding Australia through the pandemic.

Dr Murphy is among eight Australians achieving the prestigious Companion (AC) of the Order, having been CMO between 2016 and 2020.

He was one of the nation's most prominent public faces of the initial pandemic response.

with AAP

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