24 May 2024, 13:44
By Furniture News Feb 02, 2016

Furniture Makers puts charity golf day back on the map

One of the furnishing industry's favourite charity days is being relaunched at a new venue for 2016.

The National Golf Charity Day, first held more than 60 years ago, will be held on Wednesday 28th September at Oxfordshire Golf Club. There will be up to 100 places available to men and women golfers of all abilities from across the industry.

Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, says: "The national golf day has traditionally been among the highlights of our calendar of fundraising events and we're delighted to be taking it to Oxfordshire Golf Club. It was chosen for its excellent championship course, its central location and the fact it has a hotel on site for anyone wishing to stay the night before."

The day tees off with bacon rolls and coffee followed by an 18 hole Stableford competition with shotgun start. At the end of play, competitors can sit down to a two course lunch, prize giving ceremony and charity raffle. An array of trophies and prizes will be on offer, including awards for the longest drive and nearest the pin.

The cost per person is £99 including lunch and VAT or £396 for a team of four. Jonny says: "We are hoping for teams of four, but pairs can be accommodated and individuals can be matched up into teams. Players will include winners of regional charity golf days."

There will also be a number of sponsorship opportunities available for companies wishing to support what is set to be one of the industry's most high profile events of the year. Already lined up is Swan Retail.

Peter Mallinson, merchandise director (home) for AIS, who is helping to organise the event, says: "As well as raising money for the industry's only dedicated charity, the golf day has always been a terrific event and first class networking opportunity for people working right across the furnishings sector."

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