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Unisys Help The Aged Club Challenge


There are a staggering 27,500 amateur golfers, a total of 375 UK golf clubs, taking part in The Help the Aged Unisys Club Championship 2000. However, the country’s largest charity golf championship wants all the remaining club secretaries that have not put forward a formidable team to register before 1st May with Kath Ellis at Help the Aged, Events Department on 020 7253 2926.  

In 1999 a record 360 clubs took part and helped raise £50,000 net profit for the Charity. This year the Championship winner will receive a weekend break* at a prestigious course worth approximately £200.

Surprise celebrity golfers will be present at all the eight Regional Finals and at the National Final at The Belfry on Tuesday 19th September 2000.The Championship provides a challenging way for golfers to raise money for older people in the United Kingdom. The continuing support of Unisys, the Championship’s sponsors, has helped this tournament raise nearly £400,000 to date. Golf clubs across the country are running qualifying competitions, in a format of their own choice, by Sunday 16th July 2000.

Clubs in the past have organised either an individual competition or have combined the event with an existing monthly medal. The winner of each club competition goes forward to one of our eight prestigious Regional Finals culminating in the National Final at The Belfry on Tuesday 19th September 2000.

The Regional Finals will take place during July and August 2000 at the following eight clubs, which have been carefully chosen for their excellent courses, location and entertainment facilities:

Marriott St Pierre, 26th July 2000 
Hawkstone Park, 2nd August 2000           
Hertfordshire, 8th August 2000      
East Sussex National, 10th August 2000                
Marriott Hollins Hall, 15th August 2000
Blairgowrie, 21st August 2000
Marriott Forest of Arden, 24th August 2000
Royal Lytham & St Annes, 31st August 2000

The Help the Aged Unisys Club Championship aims to raise £55,000 during the year 2000. This money will go towards helping older people live independent lives, particularly those who are frail or isolated.

The overall winner will receive:

The winner and their partner/friend will be going to : A holiday for 2 to stay at either the Manoir Hotel in Le Touquet or the Hotel Du Parc in Hardelot, the two top golfing resorts in the North of France. The holiday will be for 2 nights B&B in a twin room including car ferry or shuttle crossing, plus one round of golf on one of the resorts courses. This prize does not encroach the £300 limit for Amateur status.

Golf clubs wishing to register for the Championship should contact Kath Ellis at Help the Aged, Events Department on 020 7253 2926.