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Challengers Golf Day 2018 raises over £11,000 at Hindhead Golf Club

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The Challengers fourth annual Golf Day was held at the stunning Hindhead Golf Club on Thursday 8th March and saw 18 teams of keen golfers come together for a fantastic day raising over £11,700 for local charity Challengers.

The sun was shining when golfers gathered for a shotgun round of golf, playing one of the most prestigious courses in Surrey, Hindhead. Along the course there were games including Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and a brand new for 2018 putting competition which led to a fabulous atmosphere, a little competition and lots of laughter.

Challengers are a local charity who provide fun and exciting play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people. Currently supporting over 1,400 families across 26 different schemes, Challengers are getting ready for a fun-packed Easter Holidays where lots of awesome activities will be taking place such as music workshops, messy art, mobile farm visits, companion cycling, just to name a few!

After 18 holes, golfers returned to the clubhouse for dinner and some more games including a heads & tails quiz where their golf knowledge was put to the test, leaving just one lucky winner. There were bundles of prizes to be won and a live auction for a very special prize. ‘Hampshire Diggers’ took home the trophy this year with an impressive combined score. We were lucky enough to be supported by Jackie Alliss, who organises and runs numerous charity golf days throughout the year, and even her son Simon joining one of our teams.

Hannah Woollven, Events & Communications Manager at Challengers, said: “Today has been absolutely fantastic. We have been blessed with the weather and it has been lovely to see everyone enjoying the beautiful course. Thank you to Hindhead Golf Club, Jackie Alliss and Frances Dowty for helping us make today such a success. This amazing sum of money will make a huge difference to the children and young people that come to Challengers.”

To find out about other Challengers events coming up this year, take a look at our events listings.