Our first Charity Golf Day at Swinley Forest Golf Club was a huge success, with the exclusive event raising over £30,000 for Canine Partners.
After indulging in a bacon roll or two for breakfast, the golfers set off on their round of golf. With a shot gun start at 9am, the 20 teams of four begun to make their way around the beautiful 18-hole course.
Before starting, players picked up score cards and goody bags in reception, where they also had the chance to purchase ‘mulligans’, giving them a chance to replay a shot.
At the 1st and 10th tee, players were able to grab a refreshing glass of bucks fizz and a delicious sausage while they chatted to partners and volunteers. Meet and greet dogs, Jamie and Warwick, along with canine partner, Tia, also had the opportunity to sit in a golf cart to pose for a few photographs!
There were a few competitions placed around the course, with the ‘straightest drive’ on the 5th hole, ‘closest to the pin’ on the 17th hole and ‘longest drive’ on the 18th hole. After seeing the brightly coloured trousers of one team, we think we should have had a ‘best dressed’ competition too! The stylish attire certainly grabbed attention. In fact, meet and greet dog, Jenson, couldn’t wait to pose for a photograph with the team.
Once the round of golf had finished and the players had freshened up, a delicious carvery lunch was served. Canine Partners’ CEO, Nicola Martin, said a few words, thanking Swinley Forest Golf Club and the event’s sponsors. Nicola also announced that the event had raised enough money to fund a whole partnership, which will begin with naming a new puppy ‘Swinley’.
The Super Raffle was drawn during lunch, followed by a snap auction hosted by Tom Tyrwhitt-Drake. The auction included prizes such as a round of golf for four at New Zealand Golf Club, a signed Chelsea football team shirt, a long weekend in Budapest and a Magnum of Chateau Trotanoy 1975.
We would like to thank each of the following sponsors for helping to make this event a huge success:
- All England Lawn Tennis Club
- Brody House
- Gordon Campbell-Gray
- New Zealand Golf Club
- Nurture Landscapes
- Reeves Butchers
- Strutt & Parker
- Tidworth Polo Club
- The Ellis Campbell Foundation
…and of course, a massive thank you to Swinley Forest Golf Club for hosting the event at their beautiful golf course!
Watch a video of the day below
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