Golf day teeing off for Willow Wood

Willow Wood Hospice's second Martin Wild Golf Day takes place on Friday 4 September but it will be organised differently than before due to coronavirus.

The fundraiser will be held at Ashton Golf Club, with the part wooded, part parkland par 70 golf course providing a challenge for all.  

With safety in mind however, all the teams of four will be allocated a tee-off time to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

All teams will be welcomed to the tournament by patron Martin Wild, a well known face in the golfing world.  

The veteran player, twice Lancashire Amateur Champion, has direct personal experience of the services the Ashton-based hospice provides after a close relative was cared for there.

Elaine McConnell who is organising the event said: “Last year was our first golf tournament, and it really was a fantastic day. We had so many positive comments from the teams that we decided to make it an annual event. However, due to the current situation this year will be different, but still very enjoyable.

“We will be having staggered tee-off times, so that players will only be in contact with their social bubble.  

“And although all players will be greeted with a hot sandwich and drink, we won’t be having the evening meal or presentations to the winners of the competitions. Instead, we’ve organised a delicious artisan Ploughman’s for the players to take away and I’d like to thank craft bakery Greenwoods for their support with this.  

“Players will also be given a ‘goodie bag’ containing an innovative, pocket sized Golf Towel, courtesy of sponsors Caddyboo.

“Winners of the various competitions which will be held over the course of the day will be contacted at a later stage to hand over the prizes.  To reflect the changes in the structure of the day the price per team of four is just £200 – a very reasonable sum.”

The tournament also presents an advertising opportunity for local businesses with hole sponsorships are available at just £75.  

To find out more, contact Elaine at or go direct to to book your team.


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