Tue, Nov 14, 2023 7:44 PM

Golf tournament returns


Peter Jones

The Don Manning Championship golf day is back in 2023, “100 times bigger and better”, according to organiser Jeremy Manning.

After the success of the inaugural pre-Xmas fundraising event, staged last year at the Blenheim Golf Club, Jeremy has upped the ante. Teams of five will take part this year, with “old school” dress required.

The golf will be staged at the same venue, on Friday, December 22, and will again be a nine-hole event, but with some added attractions.

“The course will have 10-15 on-course food and beverage stops for the golfers to enjoy as well as the fun on-course events we had last year, plus a few new ones,” said Jeremy.

“We have on course DJ who will be playing tunes on the Don Manning Signature hole number nine … golfers will receive a limited edition specially-designed golf polo shirt provided by Tsunami Sports and get a chance to sample a beer brand created for the day, plus a seat at the entertainment evening that follows,” he added.

That will be held at the Lansdowne Hub, with a three-course dinner, spot prizes, live auctions, live entertainment and the chance to connect with leading sports people as well as local and national business people on offer.

Tickets are $150 per person with proceeds from the event, as was the case last year, going directly to the I Am Hope Gumboot Friday organisation, who help connect young people in need to therapists or counsellors.

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