The Social Golfer has teamed up with the Melanoma Fund to raise awareness of its Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign.
Why? Well, melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer that develops from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes.
It is typically caused by overexposure to the sun and is scientifically linked with sunburn in childhood.
And did you know that there are over 2,000 deaths each year in the UK due to melanoma?
This is mainly due to a late diagnosis which makes this disease very difficult to treat.
Golfers are at a heightened risk due to the time we spend outdoors playing our beloved sport.
As such, The Social Golfer is delighted to be supporting the charity’s first-ever charity golf day, Slip! Slap! Swing! in September.
This promises to be a day of superb entertainment and golf, whilst helping raise awareness of a very relevant cause.
Manning Heath Golf Club is one of Sussex’s hidden gems and has two courses. It uniquely includes its very own vineyards on the grounds as well.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, both courses offer breathtaking, panoramic views over the lush English countryside and across the South Downs.
Jeremy Dale is the UK’s most innovative trick shot artist and will be on hand to showcase his award-winning golf show. As a completely ambidextrous golfer, he can hit both left and right-handed, so good in fact, he was runner up at the World Golf Trick-Shot Championships.
Paul Way represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1983 and became the second-youngest Ryder Cup player, aged just 19. He had success again in 1985 when Europe captured the trophy which had been in American hands for twenty-eight years. Paul will bring his coveted Ryder Cup to the event, offering unique insight and some exclusive anecdotes on what it took to be a part of extraordinary golfing history.
Slip! Slap! Swing! in September takes place at Mannings Heath Golf Club And Wine Estate in Sussex on the 15th September 2021.
The event will be staged on the club’s 500-acre championship Waterfall course, commencing at 9.30am. The day includes:
The day will help raise awareness and vital donations for the charity, as well as offer a fabulous day of golf!
However, we’ll let TSGer Tony Moss give his views on the course…
“Excellent track, well worth playing!
This is a quality course that you’ll recognise as soon as you roll-up. The Clubhouse is fantastic, traditional, and charming and the pro shop is the only one I have seen with their own wine on the racks.
The practice facilities are fantastic. It may be a bit of a trek from the clubhouse but it’s worth it. It’s a grass range, which I love.
I played Waterfall which is a great course – challenging but fair. There are only 3 par 3’s on this loop but they are spectacular holes and a joy to play.
All the greens were fast and true. The final hole is a view to behold and a very tough finish. I loved it so much that I joined after my round. Play it if you get the chance!”
As an official supporter of the day (TSG’s Editor, Ian Mullins will be reporting on the event) we have a special goodie bag offer for ALL TSGers who attend the event.
The Social Golfer Goodie Bag includes:
So what are you waiting for? Get on board and help raise awareness and vital funds for this worthy charity!