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BGL Golf pays tribute to First World War Centenary with commemorative buggies

4.30pm 9th November 2018 - Management Topics

Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited (BGL) is commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War in a unique way as the organisation honours its strong connection with military veterans.

BGL owns and operates a portfolio of 10 golf venues** across the country and for the month of November each venue has one buggy in operation decorated with stickers on the sides and bonnet emblazoned with the iconic phrase: “Lest we forget.”

The special remembrance buggies represent the clubs’ support and gratitude for those who lost their lives a century ago and they will be available for members and visitors to hire throughout November.

When hiring a buggy at a BGL venue, golfers will be offered the chance to use the decorated buggy and asked for a donation to the poppy pot, helping to raise money to provide lifelong support for the armed forces community.

Sophie Burke, BGL Head of Marketing, commented: “We are incredibly grateful to all those who served and continue to serve across the world to protect our freedom.

“At BGL we wanted to acknowledge and remember them at all our venues, therefore we thought this would be a great idea for members and visitors to equally be involved in.

“The feedback so far has been very positive, and we are delighted to continue our support across the country.”

BGL has had a strong connection with supporting military veterans’ charities through the years and even played a role during World War II when Burhill Golf Club, its flagship venue, was requisitioned and utilised as a base for a workforce headed by Barnes Wallis who devised the famous ‘Bouncing Bomb’.

** Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited (BGL Golf), founded at the Burhill Golf Club in 1926, operates 22 golf courses across six golf centres and four golf clubs situated throughout the UK. Since 1982, the Company has become a major player in the UK’s Pay and Play market. BGL Golf now offers accessible, affordable golf in a relaxed environment at the following locations: Abbey Hill Golf Centre (Milton Keynes), Aldwickbury Park Golf Club (Harpenden), Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club (Dartford), Burhill Golf Club (Walton on Thames), Hoebridge Golf Centre (Woking), Ramsdale Park Golf Centre (Nottingham), Redbourn Golf Club (St Albans), The Shropshire Golf Centre (Telford), Thornbury Golf Centre (Bristol), Wycombe Heights Golf Centre (High Wycombe).  

For more information on Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd visit www.bglcompany.co.uk

       

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