Golf course architect, Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert is joining 51 other members of West Sussex Golf Club to take part in a 100 Holes In A Day Challenge on 26th June 2022 to raise money for the Captain’s Charities at the Club, BreatheMagic and Sussex Cancer Fund.
As part of this fund-raising, Tom is also organising an online charity auction for golf enthusiasts offering a mix of unusual memorabilia and a series of amazing opportunities to play renowned courses with respected figures in the golf world.
Tom explains further: “This ‘Round With …….’ idea was borrowed from ‘A Round With Alliss’ for those who remember that, only in reverse. The concept is to offer the chance to bid for three or four spots to play on a great course with someone knowledgeable about our game but in different ways. People have been so generous in agreeing to give up their time and Clubs to donate teetimes as well.
“Bidders have the chance to play with a Walker Cup Captain, a PGA Cup Captain and Master Professional, , a traditional Club Professional and also to be hosted by a Master Greenkeeper and a leading Club Manager. I hope that it appeals to people and offers something different compared to the usual fourballs that are auctioned normally.”
The memorabilia on offer varies greatly from a collection of more than a 100 golf pencils from across the world including Augusta National, Pine Valley and Cypress Point to items signed by the likes of Tom Watson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Darren Clarke and Dame Laura Davies. One lot is a collection of Solheim Cup items, some dating back to the great 1992 European victory.
The auction goes live this weekend at https://app.galabid.com/tomsfungolfauction It will close on 17th July 2022, the final round of The Open.
For those who would rather donate, then they can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TeamMHRM
“Please have a look at the site and pass details on to any golf nuts who may be interested. I hope that people find the lots exciting and that we raise a good amount for these excellent charities,” Tom concludes.