Charity Golf Day
The 2017 21st ‘Farnham Lions Golf Day’ will be on Thursday August 31st. If you would like to be among the first to register your interest in playing in the next event please email firstname.lastname@example.org inserting 'Please contact me re Lions Golf 2017' into the subject line. We look forward to seeing you there!
About our Golf Day
We hold an Annual Charity Golf Day every August, in conjunction with Hindhead Golf Club, and generously sponsored by Wise & Co., a local Accountants and Business Advisers. This event is immensely popular and attracts support from several other local businesses as well. Starting in 1997, the event has gone from strength to strength, and it is now very much part of the calendar of Hindhead Golf Club and a major event in the calendar of Farnham Town. Each year the beneficiary is chosen and Abbeyfield, home for the elderly, Frensham Pond Sailing Club "Sailability", Bells Piece Cheshire Home, and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, amongst others, have all been the beneficiaries of our event. The very first event in 1997 for the Whitmore Vale Home raised £1,195, and progressively this has risen each year to achieve totals in excess of £7,500. Our success throughout the 20 years to 2016 has raised over £123,000 for local charities. The success of this annual event is due to the high number of regular players, both individual and local businesses and magnificent support of programme advertisers and auction prize sponsors, as well as a large number of Farnham Lions and friends who act as marshals and stewards on the day.
The 2016 event
Thanks to all who took part and to all those who contributed to making our ‘20th’ Annual Golf Day such a success.
The overnight showers freshened the course, the sun shone brightly, Hindhead Golf Course was at its spectacular best. 99 players with a wide range of handicaps made up a record 33 teams of 3 bearing some fascinating team names and some wearing equally fascinating apparel!
Experiencing enjoyment whilst at the same time raising much needed funds is a good combination. We are delighted to announce now that over £7700 was raised this year and presented to Challengers in October. (You can see the full press article by clicking here.) We know that Challengers will use every penny supporting hundreds of children and young adults whose lives will be enhanced by the support that they receive.
Laura Sercombe CEO of Challengers said “The Lions are an absolutely fantastic organisation, Challengers are so lucky and privileged to have their support. The amount raised is huge and was put towards funding Challengers new website which went live at the beginning of November! The new website will have a huge impact on the way we work and enable us to support even more families. We cannot thank the Lions enough – they are amazing!”
Ninety Nine golfers took part and the main results are below.
Many thanks to David Fisher, President of the Aldershot, Fleet and Farnham Camera Club and to Jean King, ably assisted by Keith Aston for all the wonderful photographs.