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Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is known to millions for the work it does helping those who have served their country, not only in the Second World War but in conflicts since, and even ongoing as we see so tragically in the news. The nation comes to a halt on November 11th and rightly so to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you.

 It's not only UK-based Clubs which take part either. Every year a Club in Thailand, containing several ex-pats and their partners, holds a couple of golf tournaments raising a huge amount of money for the Royal British Legion.

 

D-Day 75th Anniversary 2019

June, 2019 sees the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. To commemorate this important milestone we are running a "D+75 Golf Challenge" to which all GCs and their Members are invited.

The idea is quite simple. Players are asked to join in the event and play one round of strokeplay, with the aim of bettering a net score of 75 (full handicap). We ask all players to commit to a minimum entry donation (say £5 pp) and then to donate a certain amount (say £2 or £3 - or more if they wish) for every stroke over the net 75. There is a souvenir for every player and  a gold medal for the winner in each Club.

Clubs can arrange this to be played on one day, over one weekend, or as players go out over a two-week period, or even throughout the month of June - it's their choice. Many Clubs are continuing to play in November, around Remembrance-time and there is still time to register for that - or for any other time of the year. Join in and help us remember those whose sacrifice we should never forget. 

 

Reigate Hill (Pilgrims) held a D-Day + 75 golf tournament in June, raising a considerable sum for the Royal British Legion. They were joined, on the day, by a group of visiting Senior golfers who, as you can see from the photo below, really got into the swing of things.

 

 

And not too far away, Tilgate Forest also got into the mood and their winner, Graham Leach is shown receiving the gold medal we send out, together with the special flag we produced, from Doug Camber, the Captain. Still not too late to join them !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D+75  Quiz Night

Also for 2019 we are launching a special D+75 Quiz Night set of questions that your Club could use - we obviously hope it will raise some funds which you can then send to RBL. Just email for more details (see below).

 

Highcliffe Castle GC in Christchurch held a  Remembrance-day tournament and service of Remembrance on November 11th (as do many GCs ), raising a magnificent total for the Royal British Legion of over £1,400. The photo below is taken at the two-minute silence to commemorate those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

 

 

Walsall GC have, over the past couple of years, planted and tended a small field of poppies in memory of those who gave their lives during bygone conflicts. A fabulous idea.

 

 

 

To raise funds for the RBL we organise the Poppy Appeal Golf Classic, where we ask golf clubs around the country to hold a day — possibly an autumn monthly medal — in aid of the Poppy Appeal. It can be the entire Club, Seniors Section, Ladies Section or whatever — everyone is welcome. All you need do is contact me by email at: peter.poppygolf@gmail.com