The TGI Golf Partnership, Europe’s leading golf retail services group, owned by PGA Professionals, has raised more than £2,500 for charity during its annual golf days staged throughout May.
The four events – in Ireland, Scotland and two in England – brought TGI Golf Partners, their guests and leading figures from the golf industry together for a relaxed day of golf, with teams of four vying for a number of prizes.
Over the course of the events held at Slieve Russell, Downfield, Moor Allerton and St Neots Golf Clubs, competitors dug deep to raise a considerable amount of money for TGI Golf’s chosen charity Make-A-Wish.
TGI Golf has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the last three years, raising a total of £10,592 to help the charity 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.”
On the course, new TGI Partner David Ryan (Cahir Park) led his team of guest Conal Reilly, TGI Golf’s Ian Martin and Roger Morrow from PING to victory at Slieve Russell with a tremendous score of 92 points.
At Moor Allerton, PGA Professionals Andy Hall (Bradford) and Andy Herridge (Leeds Golf Centre) along with their guests David Gill and Lloyd Holliday took the prizes with 83 points, while at Downfield PGA Professionals Derek Wright (Hamilton) and Kevin Campbell (Greenock) and their guests David Clelland and Ricardo Di Murro were victorious after count back on 85 points.
In the final golf day of 2014 at St Neots Golf Club, Cambridgeshire it was another new TGI Golf Partner who took the spoils, with Sittingbourne & Milton Regis PGA Pro Chris Weston leading his team of guest Richard Tinklin, David Everitt (Benross) and Colin Howard (Glenbrae) winning with 89 points.
Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Managing Director, revealed that due to the overwhelming support of these events there will be a fifth date for 2015, with an additional event in Scotland.
“These golf days are a great opportunity for TGI Golf Partners and Suppliers to come together in an informal setting and enjoy a day out together,” he said. “Partners can interact with each other, sharing ideas and best practices, while also mixing with important figures from the industry and speaking face to face with influential decision makers.
“It also allows PGA Professionals to treat a guest from their club to a day at a first class golf course competing for fantastic prizes kindly donated by our suppliers.”
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