What's a charity golf day and what to expect

Charity golf days uncovered

Charity doesn't always begin at home, sometimes it begins on the golf course. Charity golf days are becoming a common method of charities raising funds, and more often than not involve a celebrity or two thrown in for good measure.

Many of the well established charities are able to attract some big celebrity names, so a charity golf day is often an opportunity to rub shoulders with a range of top celebs.

But, you should not expect all charity golf days to be star-studded events as some will be solely about golf, with little opportunity for celebrity spotting as opposed to your usual ball searching.

Charity golf days at their most basic will ask you or your team to pay an entry fee. As part of this you may be provided after the competition with a meal, a prize presentation and often a raffle or auction. Sometimes it is possible to enter as an individual and be allocated to a team on the day.

On a golf day there will often be prizes for the winning team, longest driver, nearest to the pin, and even the best dressed golfer, so make sure you look the part.

Some of the more exclusive golf days can include any of the following:

  • A competitive round of golf on a course and sometimes a top championship course.
  • Sometimes the opportunity to rub shoulders with many sporting and other celebs.
  • Gala evening dinner and entertainment after the round of golf.
  • Overnight stay at the golf resort.

Generally these golf day events are limited in numbers and your team can be asked to pay substantial amounts to participate.

One thing is certain; these golf days can be highly competitive, but also a great deal of fun. If you are a relative novice, then try and team up with someone of similar ability who is hopefully not likely to be taking it all too seriously, or join up with someone who is very patient and won't mind carrying you in their team.

Most of all have fun. Charity golf days are meant to be enjoyed, so play hard but try not to get too caught up in the competition that you miss what the day is all about — and that is raising funds for a worthy cause.

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