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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.

 

 

VE and VJ Days 75th Anniversary 2020

May 2020 will  see the 75th anniversary of VE Day and August the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. To commemorate this important milestone we are asking Clubs to hold a golf event either in May, August or, as many do, in November, with donations being sent in to the RBL main bank account after the event. For full details of how to get your Club involved, send me an email.

 

Royal British Legion Open Invitation, Shirehampton Park (Bristol), May 13th, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 18-hole team event (four ball) Bowmaker, two scores to count, full handicap, max 36, Ladies 40. Entry £25 pp (£100 team of four). Pairs are welcome and will be matched - no age limit, open to everyone; includes coffee & bacon roll on arrival, food available all day; tee-times to suit from 8.30am. Team 1st prize £200 (M&S vouchers), 2nd - £100, longest drive, n-t-p and one special event on one hole. CDH or handicap cert required for winners. No presentation, winners will be notified. Special auction and putting competition. All proceeds to the Royal British Legion. 

Shirehampton Park have generously given the course to RBL for the entire day free of charge.

For more information and to enter, just email me at - peter.poppygolf@gmail.com

 

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.