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Charity Golf Days – Giving through Golf

12.03am 29th March 2011 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Monday, June 27th, 2011

DJ Spoony at the Jude Brady Foundation who support Charity Golf Days

Every year, hundreds of Golf Clubs throughout the UK and Ireland raise millions of pounds for local and national charities. This can be a simple golf competition, a barbecue on the veranda or a quiz in the bar, these efforts create millions in valuable revenue for charities.

In many Clubs the  PGA Professional takes a leading role in this by running a nearest the pin, longest drive, two’s Sweep or a ‘Beat the pro’ competition, all adding valuable amounts to any fundraising day.

Charity Golf Days (CGD) recognised the need to co-ordinate, acknowledge and where possible assist these efforts by creating a website which will:

  • Create a calendar of fundraising events at golf clubs across the Uk and Ireland
  • Link charities with Golf Clubs willing to host such events
  • Link willing PGA Professional to charities who want further assistance at local events
  • Allow Golf Clubs and PGA Professionals  to promote themselves as hosts for events
  • Showcase sponsors, celebrities and patrons
  • Help promote an event no matter how big or small

Many charities rely on the efforts of a small number of organisers and members to generate badly needed funds, in this toughest of times, charity golf days want to help share that burden, gathering all the information a charity needs to run an event in one place. This includes the venues, sponsors and participants.

What is even better is that Charity Golf Days provides this service to all users “Free of Charge”.

Charity Golf Days help the PGA Pro become the ‘hub’ of charity events held at their club. The interactive site allows each PGA Pro to create a personal profile, add their club as a group, organise their own events with local charities and link into national events while promoting their own schedule. By default they increase footfall in the pro-shop and revenue generation for the charity.

Leading company Virgin Money Giving has already given CGD their considerable support.

“Virgin Money Giving is dedicated to helping charities and fundraisers raise even more money for their many great causes” explains Alex Heasley their Charity Account Manager “to be associated with an organisation whose mission is to provides the knowledge, tools and technology to enable even greater rewards for charities through charity golf days is an easy call, there is so much synergy between the companies”

To register your charity or golf club on charity golf days visit www.charitygolfdays.com and sign up for free.

       

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