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Golf Foundation teams up with Goodwood to launch GolfSixes Challenge

11.13am 5th July 2019 - Growing the Game

The Golf Foundation is teaming up with Golf At Goodwood to launch a special fund-raising event this autumn, the proceeds from which will help encourage more young people from all backgrounds into the game.

‘Golf Foundation Goodwood Sixes’, which is scheduled for Monday, October 7, will involve three golf formats, including European Tour-style ‘GolfSixes’, with entertaining on-course challenges, plus a special golf clinic with Golf Foundation Ambassador and European Tour winner Graeme Storm.

The Golf Sixes League Launch at Goodwood in May

Guests will start the day with breakfast at The Kennels, Goodwood’s clubhouse, before enjoying the challenge of the Downs Course in the club’s famous Woody buggy. The day will be completed with a three-course meal in in the elegant splendour of Goodwood House, where guests will laos have the chance to bid for luxury experiences in a charity auction.

Added details on the day include personalised lockers, an on-course gin tent and other refreshments, the ‘Flop-Shot challenge’, ‘Beat-the-Junior’ and the ‘Beat James Braid’ hickory challenge, plus a guided tour of Goodwood House.

Guests also have the added option of experiencing a special 18-hole ‘GolfSixes Challenge’ on Sunday, October 6, before enjoying a Feasting Menu at Goodwood Hotel that evening.

Goodwood hosted the official launch of the Golf Foundations’s 2019 GolfSixes League back in May. This is reaching 3,000 boys and girls across 260 golf clubs in 55 inter-club leagues via this six-hole fun format.

Stuart Gillett, Golf At Goodwood General Manager, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Golf Foundation on a unique and innovative day, where we will be able to celebrate the great work of the Foundation, but also raise awareness for junior golf. We hosted the launch of the GolfSixes League back in May when over 70 children enjoyed the Park Course, and it really is a fantastic format. We will be incorporating elements of this into the event in October which will be great fun.

“Our aim has been to create a different type of golf event with some fun and innovative tweaks which will be memorable for all. To then finish the day off with a dinner in Goodwood House is very special. We hope the event will be well supported as the Golf Foundation does such a wonderful job to help grow the great game of golf.”

Vanessa Bell, Golf Foundation Head of Fundraising, said: “We wanted to take all the best things from our traditional Pro-Am – the camaraderie, generosity and sense of fun that our supporters were well-known for – and then freshen up the offer. To reflect the changing expectations of those who seek out the best golf day, we have now aimed to create a wonderful modern golf experience to remember for all involved. Following our work with the imaginative team at Golf At Goodwood back in May, the decision to stage this new golf day at this iconic venue became an exciting one. All at Golf At Goodwood have been highly supportive and we are so grateful.  We now look forward to welcoming many old friends and new for the Golf Foundation Goodwood Sixes on October 7.”

To enter a team for the Golf Foundation Goodwood Sixes (October 7), which costs £960 for a team of four, call 01992 449830 or email fundraising@golf-foundation.org.

       

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