Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

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.

 

2018, sees the centenary celebration of the Armistice to mark the end of the Great War. We shall be launching some additional programmes and hope very much that you and your Golf Club will get involved. 

 

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.

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. There will be a 'gold' medal for the winner in each Club as well as a commemorative bag-tag for every player taking part.

 

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).

 

Mitcham GC - St George's Day

 

 

 

Mitcham GC had a wonderful idea this year to use RBL as the beneficiary of their St George's Day golf pageant - as you can see they dressed up for the occasion - many thanks  to Dennise and all the Members of Mitcham GC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highcliffe Castle GC in Christchurch held a  Remembrance-day tournament and service of Remembrance on November 11th (as did many GCs this year), 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 the Centenary of the Armistice, and those who fell during the Great War.

 

 

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