Archive for February, 2016

British Inclusive Golf announces event dates…

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
British Inclusive Golf

             British Inclusive Golf

British Inclusive Golf are running a program of taster sessions and workshops for disability groups in the North East and North West down the M62/A1 corridor…..

The charity is in its 4th year and has decided to be self-funding in 2016, as this gives more flexibility to work with groups who wish to take advantage of the ‘British Inclusive Golf’ program, rather than working with groups who feel they have to be involved.

We are also fortunate to have Huddersfield golfer Chris Hanson a European Tour Pro, become our Ambassador this year and hopefully his support will attract new members and support.

British Inclusive Golf – Events in 2016…

The charity’s golf events for the year are to be held on the following dates…

Plus we have two representative matches where the charity invite disabled golfers to represent ‘British Inclusive Golf’ against other organisations including:

  • Sunday April 17th versus Halifax, Huddersfield and District Golf Union Juniors @ Elland Golf Club
  • June 20th – 22nd versus Scottish Disability Golf partnership @ Linden Hall Hotel, Northumberland.
chris hanson golf professional

              Chris Hanson golf professional

Part of our fundraising program we have started a NEW members draw, where members can win weekly, monthly and annually prizes from £25 – £500.

Of course, the prizes will depend on the number of members joining the scheme.

The cost to enter is £1 a week paid either every 4 weeks, Quarterly or Annually.

Joining the draw automatically makes you a member as does entering any of our competitions.

To join please click link bit.ly/golfprizedraw

All our events are open to EVERYONE who wishes to enter as they are all fundraising events, we keep the cost low hoping to make a little more often rather than trying to raise a fortune in one hit. So please support our charity. Registered No 1156142

So, please support us. Registered No 1156142

Registered No. 1156142

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Peter Alliss returns to St.Mellion…

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Peter Alliss, the legendary ‘Voice of Golf’ will be making a welcome return to St Mellion in April to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Cornish Golf resort…

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As part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations taking place throughout 2016 on Friday 29th April, St Mellion are hosting “An Evening with Peter Alliss” where he will relay some golfing anecdotes of his time as a top class golfer, his 40-years as the ‘Voice of Golf’ and of course, a few memories from his visits to St Mellion.

Alliss said, “Having spent many happy hours at St Mellion, both playing and working for the BBC, it’s with great anticipation that I look forward to revisiting and meeting up with old friends and having a very enjoyable evening to celebrate 40 wonderful years of golf”.

Peter Alliss’s first of many visits to St Mellion was in the late 1980’s when the Bond Brothers had the vision to contact the greatest ever golfer, Jack Nicklaus, and asked him to design a world-class golf course.

In 1987, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course was officially opened to rave reviews with a unique ‘USA versus Great Britain’ match that pitted four multi Major winning golfing Legends.

For the USA the course designer Jack Nicklaus was accompanied by Tom Watson, playing against the British duo of Nick Faldo & Sandy Lyle.

This match was broadcast by the BBC Golf and was so successful it was played again the following year.

After playing the golf course for the first time, Nicklaus was so proud of the golf course he created he was quoted “potentially St Mellion is the finest golf course in Europe”.

In 1990, the first of six Benson & Hedges International Opens were played on the Nicklaus Course, all of which were broadcast live by the BBC with Peter Alliss at the helm in the commentary box.

These tournaments proved to be a great showcase for the golf course, with so many people watching all over the UK getting a chance to view so many unique and beautiful holes.

During those six years some of golf’s greatest ever players including Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Bernhard Langer played down the famous 18th finishing hole to win the prestigious European Tour event.

David Moon Golf Manager at St Mellion said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Peter Alliss back to St Mellion, the BBC and the wonderful commentaries of Peter Alliss were instrumental in getting St Mellion on the golfing map. Many of our Members, who are still here today, were such an integral part of those tournaments and they are delighted to have a true golfing icon here, to join with them to celebrate 40 very memorable years”.

St Mellion has continued to be a “golfing mecca” with a thriving Golf Membership and a new 4* star Hotel, Health Club and Spa, which attracts visitors from around the UK and abroad.

The accolades have also continued to be bestowed for both the golf course and the resort….

The Nicklaus Course is regularly featured in the Top 100 and has won “Best golf course in the West of England” on numerous occasions and the Resort has won Large Hotel of the Year and The South West Golf Resort awards.

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