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Oldham hospice relaunches its first ever Golf Day

Dr Kershaw's Hospice has relaunched its Golf Day, The Dr Kershaw’s Cup, for a later September date after the original May event didn't see enough teams sign up. 

The new event will enable golf enthusiasts to enjoy an action-packed day of golf whilst also raising vital funds for patient care across the local community.

Taking place at Crompton and Royton Golf Club on Friday 16 September, from 10am to 6pm, the Golf Day promises to be one to remember as well as being a day that will make a real difference to so many patients and families across the borough. 

Dr Kershaw’s Chief Executive, Joanne Sloan, said: “We made the decision to relaunch our Golf Day to enable teams to have more time to sign up, and so the event can run to its full potential. We hope that the event offers an alternative way for people to support their local hospice. We are looking forward to the day and hope to see as many teams as possible taking part, all with the chance of lifting the first ever Dr Kershaw’s Cup!” 

Those who sign up for the Golf Day will have the opportunity to play 18 holes of competitive golf on a course which is situated at the edge of the Pennines between the towns of Rochdale and Oldham. The Crompton and Royton golf course measures 6,208 yards (par 70 with SSS 71) for Men and 5,450 yards (par 72) for Ladies, so the course offers a balanced test which will stretch the better player whilst fully playable for those of more modest ability. 

The hospice is looking for 4-Ball Teams to take part in the Golf Day, with the cost of a team priced at £200, which includes 18 holes of golf, a breakfast sandwich and hot drink on arrival and a presentation and buffet to complete the day (players do not need to change for dinner but will be required to change their footwear.) The half-way house will also be open on the day, with refreshments available in lieu of a donation to Dr Kershaw’s, plus the awards presentation will include a raffle in aid of the hospice and a cash bar. 

To find out more or to register for the Golf Day, visit www.drkh.org.uk/golfday or contact the Hospice’s Fundraising Team on 0161 624 9984 or fundraising@drkh.org.uk 

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