Kenilworth: Course open. trolleys and buggies permitted.
This year we are supporting two charities, Cancer Research UK and England and Wales Blind Golf.
Cancer requires little or no introduction in that it directly or indirectly touches or has touched us all at some time in our lives. Treatments for all types of cancer continue to improve and although there is still a long way to go, life expectancy has been increasing over the years and Cancer Research UK continues to play a vital role in this field.
Monies raised for Cancer Research UK will be used to enable them to achieve their vision “to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured”. Specifically it will help fund research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, with over 80% being used to beat cancer and the rest to help raise more funds for the future.
England and Wales Blind Golf’s main purpose is to provide visually impaired people with the facility to train and compete in the game of golf. Training is provided by giving new members support to receive lessons from professional golfers. In addition each year the organisation invites all members to attend a training weekend at which PGA professionals teach the various aspects of the game. Assistance is also given to schools for the blind where pupils want to start to play golf.
We have chosen this charity especially, as Chris caddies for Barry Ritchie (handicap 53) once a week and at occasional special events. Here they are pictured with Peter Alliss, one of the charity’s patrons after an event last year held at Hindhead Golf Club.
More information is available on their websites:
also, when Tony Ranger was captain, he played a game with Barry at Kenilworth and afterwards posted this report in the news section of this website which explains a little of how blind golf is possible:
We will be running various fund-raising events throughout the year and we hope that you will support these worthy causes.
If you would like to donate through JustGiving to Cancer Research or MyDonate to EWBG please click on the logos below:
Chris and Maggie.