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Book NOW For Remaining Places


Keen golfers are invited to book now for the few remaining team places in The Wishbone Trust's second national golf competition, Golf 2001. There are 10 regional qualifying heats in some of the country's most prestigious venues - one each in Scotland and Wales and eight in England - during April, May and June.

There is still time to apply for places in the later heats. A national  final, sponsored by Smith & Nephew, will be held on the highly acclaimed Marquess Course at Woburn Golf Club on Friday, 12th October 2001.

The Wishbone Trust provides funds for orthopaedic surgery research in hospitals and medical centres throughout the UK. In the last 10 years, the Trust has given more than 4.5 million in grants for research into birth defects, bone cancer, limb lengthening, fractures, sports injuries, road accidents, arthritis, joint replacement, osteoporosis and the many conditions of ageing bones.  Much of this money was raised by former patients wishing to give their thanks in a tangible way.

The Trust held its first national golf competition, Golf 2000, last year which proved enormously successful, raising 110,000 for the charity. The Stableford competition (two best scores to win) is open to teams of four, and there will be a maximum handicap of 32 for women and 24 for men. Many of the teams will be consultant orthopaedic surgeons, or other members of the medical profession, former patients, their relatives and friends and other supporters.

There are two opportunities to win through to the final. From each heat the winning team will automatically go forward. In addition, the team raising the highest sponsorship at each heat will also be offered a final place.

'We select our venues with care so, win or lose, we offer an excellent day's golf and a terrific atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.' says Mrs Jackie Alliss, Director of Golf. Golf 2001 is supported by both Peter and Jackie Alliss and Sir Michael and Lady Bonallack.

Lady Bonallack says: 'This is a marvellous event. I have a personal reason for supporting it.  After some years of pain and increasing disability, I had both hip joints replaced in a single operation and, as a result, returned to playing. It was a great joy. I even reduced my handicap!'

Team entry fees are 200, which includes all green fees and lunch. For more information, contact Zara Boyd on 020 7869 6930

The Heats

Marriott & Meon Valley, Hampshire

Tuesday, 10th April

The Essex Club, Colchester

Friday, 20th April  

The Mere Golf Club, Cheshire, Sponsored by B Braun Medical Ltd

Tuesday, 24th April

The Belfry, Birmingham

Thursday, 26th April

Beaconsfield Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, Sponsored by Stryker UK

Wednesday, 2nd May

Gog Magog Golf Club, Cambridge, Sponsored by Smith & Nephew

Tuesday, 15th May

Celtic Manor Resort, Wales,

Thursday, 17th May

Chester-Le-Street Golf Club, Durham

Wednesday, 23rd May

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds, Sponsored by DePuy International

Friday, 1st June

Blairgowrie Golf Club, Perthshire

Tuesday, 5th June


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