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Biggest charity golf day in Europe returns to Burhill Golf Club

4.06pm 12th October 2018 - People

Burhill Golf Club played host to the Nedbank South Africa Charity Golf Day, the largest event of its type in Europe. Supported by the European Tour, the charitable event helps to provide ongoing financial support for life-changing projects in vulnerable communities for seven different charities across South Africa.

Alan Burnett OBE – Director, The Nedbank SA Charity Golf Day

This year’s event marked the fifth year of Burhill hosting as more than 400 golfers took part, spread across Burhill’s two championship courses throughout the day.

Contributing more than just a venue, roughly 50 of Burhill’s members volunteered to help the day run smoothly by handing out goodie bags on arrival, ball-spotting on the course and maintaining the flow of golfers.

Burhill Golf Club General Manager, Dubravka Griffiths, commented: “We are very proud to host this wonderful event which raises so much money and does great work for some very worthy causes.”

Established in 1998, the charity day has raised more than £2 million in its 20-year history and has seen many well-known celebrities and high-ranking officials take part, including event patron Mr FW de Klerk, the former State President of South Africa.

Entertainment was provided by Andrew Coltart and Robert Lee, who gave a Ryder Cup talk, as well as renowned trick-shot artist, Jeremy Dale, followed by a gala dinner in the evening which saw more than £60,000 raised at the charity auction.

For more information about Burhill Golf Club (pictured above) visit: https://www.burhillgolf-club.co.uk/

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