Sport stars line up for Legends Golf Day

Sports fans and golfers have the chance to enjoy an unforgettable day on the greens with some of Sheffield’s biggest sporting legends this September.

Golfing enthusiasts are invited to join former professional sports players to raise as much as possible for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice at a Legends Golf Day at Lees Hall Golf Club on 15 September 2017.

Hosted by Lees Hall Golf Club captain and former Sheffield United player Keith Edwards, the Legends Golf Day has already signed up former Sheffield Wednesday player David Hirst and former England cricketer Michael Vaughan.

Each team of four will have a sporting legend among its numbers, either invited by the team or allocated by the organisers. The day is set to start at 12.30 with coffee and bacon rolls, with an 18-hole game of golf starting at 2pm and a meal and Q&A with the sporting legends afterwards.

Keith Edwards, who became club captain of Lees Hall Golf Club earlier this year, is known for his successful career at Sheffield United throughout the 70s and 80s, scoring 171 goals in 293 appearances.

Presentations will be made to winning teams and players at the Legends Golf Day, with a charity auction and raffle set to raise funds for the South Yorkshire children’s hospice that supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.

Rachael Dawes, Corporate Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “This is going to be a great day out for sports fans. As well as enjoying an unforgettable game of golf with some sporting legends, everyone who takes part will be helping to make a real difference to the 250 families we support each year both in the hospice and in family homes.”

Lees Hall Golf Club is one of Sheffield’s hidden gems, established in 1907 as a nine-hole course and increasing to 18 holes in 1911.  The parkland layout, which has stunning views over almost the whole of Sheffield, was designed by Alex Herd, the Open Champion of 1902.

The Legends Golf Day is supported by Kudos Creative, which is a member of Bluebell Wood’s 365 Business Club along with Lees Hall Golf Club. The 365 Business Club enables members to pledge support for families facing the hardest times imaginable, giving priority access to Bluebell Wood events and networking opportunities.

Although half the team places have already been snapped up, anyone who fancies their chances on the golf course on 15 September should email marketing@leeshallgolfclub.co.uk to apply for one of the remaining team spots, which cost £250 per team of four.

It costs more than £4m to run Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, providing support both at the hospice and in the community. To become a member of Bluebell Wood’s 365 Business Club, make a donation or find ideas for helping Bluebell Wood make more memories for the 250 children and young adults it cares for, please visit www.bluebellwood.org.

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