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TGI Golf Partnership makes wishes come true with charity donation

7.51am 4th June 2013 - Corporate

Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Partnership Managing Director (left) presents Carolyn Thornton, Volunteer & Community Fundraising Manager from Make-A-Wish with a cheque for £4,678 on behalf of the group.
Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Partnership Managing Director (left) presents Carolyn Thornton, Volunteer & Community Fundraising Manager from Make-A-Wish with a cheque for £4,678 on behalf of the group.

The TGI Golf Partnership, Europe’s leading golf retail services group owned by PGA Professionals, has donated more than £4,500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, following a host of successful events.

Kind-hearted TGI Golf Partners, staff and Partner Suppliers came together to raise £4,768, at events such as the TGI Golf Business Conference, staged in February, and annual golf days, held throughout May.

The highly successful golf days provide Partners and Suppliers with the opportunity to enjoy a great day of golf at first class venues free of charge, as well as the chance to network with peers and important figures from within the golf industry.

There is also the opportunity to win a number of fantastic prizes that are all kindly donated by TGI Golf’s Partner Suppliers, and this year saw a record number on offer.

Taking home first prize from the Irish Golf Day at Dun Laoghaire, was Stephen Hamill (Lisburn) with his guest Sam Moore, PowaKaddy’s David Howse and TGI Golf Senior Retail Consultant Ian Martin.

Rodney Holt (Silverstone), guest Shaun Balch, David Everitt (Benross Golf) and Simon Laird (Glenmuir) took the top prize at the South England event staged Newbury & Crookham Golf Club.

The winning team from TGI Golf’s Northern England event at Fairhaven. From left: Marie Olsson, Simon Squires, Eddie Reid, Ben Rhodes and TGI Golf Partner Sean Wright
The winning team from TGI Golf’s Northern England event at Fairhaven. From left: Marie Olsson, Simon Squires, Eddie Reid, Ben Rhodes and TGI Golf Partner Sean Wright

A week later at Fairhaven Golf Club, Baildon’s Sean Wright and his team of guest Ben Rhodes, Simon Squires (TaylorMade-adidas) and Marie Olssen (Abacus) took top spot, while at the final event of the year, held on the Scottish links of Barassie, Ian Taylor (Drumpellier), guest Alec Brownlie, Graeme Lennie (Crail) and guest Stuart MacArthur topped the leaderboard.

Silverstone PGA Professional Holt, said: “These golf days are great events for us TGI Golf Partners as it gives us all the chance to get out of the shop and meet like-minded Pros, as well as discuss industry trends with colleagues from the trade and, of course, to play fantastic courses.”

Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Partnership Managing Director, added: “Our golf days have proved extremely popular over the years and this year saw more Partners and Suppliers taking part than ever before.

“Our prize tables were bustling with product and, despite the difficulties being faced in the industry, everyone was happy to put their hands into their pockets to donate thousands of pounds to a worthwhile charity.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation uses all its donations to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Carolyn Thornton, Volunteer & Community Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish, said: “We are thrilled that TGI Golf has once again chosen to fundraise for Make-A-Wish. Each year more and more children are turning to us to have their magical wish granted, and this year we hope to grant over 1,100 wishes, so TGI Golf’s support really is invaluable.

“A wish is a lasting memory not just for the child or young person fighting a life-threatening condition, but for their parents and siblings too; it can provide some much needed respite or simply give them some precious time together as a family.”

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