Silverspoons GolfCompetition

12/08/2015 to 12/08/2016

Silverspoons Golf Competition

Join us

In 2015, players across the country raised an amazing £41,800 for Macmillan, helping fund services like our nurses, benefits advisers and support line.

And we'd love for you to get involved so we can be there every step of the way for even more people facing the toughest fight of their lives.

Taking part is easy - just play your monthly medal or Stableford or Stroke Play round and donate your entry fees. Once you've played, simply fill in the results form provided, post it with your donation and we’ll send you a silver spoon for the winner. Your scores will also be entered into a national competition and trophies will be awarded for different categories.

Where do I send my money?

The easiest way to pay in your money is by cheque.  Please make your cheques payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support' and send them with your completed scorecard to:

Macmillan Golf team
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
London
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I still have not received my silver spoon. What do I do?

We will send you out a silver spoon to present to your competition winner once we have received your donation and score card. Please note that it can take us up to two weeks to receive and process your payment. If you are concerned that you still have not received your spoon in this time period, please do drop us a line at golf@macmillan.org.uk or call us on 0844 375 1464.

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How can I make more of my fundraising?

If you’d like to raise even more money for people living with cancer, add a fun fundraising element to your day.

Hold a nearest the pin or longest drive competition and ask each player to pay £1 to enter.

How about a putting competition for the same fee? The person with the lowest number of putts in their round wins half the pot. And the rest? Donate it to Macmillan.

Hold a dinner or quiz night at your club. Add to the evening's entertainment by holding a raffle or an auction - just ask local businesses to donate prizes.

Ask you members whether their employers will match the amount they raise in the competition. Some companies offer matched-giving schemes. Please contact golf@macmillan.org.uk for more information.

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How to organise your competition

You can make a big difference just by playing a round of the game you love. It’s really easy to take part. Just follow the steps below to get started.

1. Encourage as many members as possible to take part. It’s a chance to get the Ladies’ and Men’s sections of your club involved.

2. Choose any day up to 31 October 2016 as your competition day and put up a poster on your club noticeboard so everyone knows about it. Why not make it a special competition day?

3. Register to take part now.

4. Decide on an entry fee for the competition - this money can form the basis of the donation to Macmillan.

5. Now all you have to do is play. Remember to keep your results card in a safe place so you can fill in the results after everyone’s played.

6. Send in your club’s donation and as soon as we’ve received it, we’ll send a silver spoon which can be awarded to your competition winner.

Download your Silverspoons Golf Competition poster, guidelines and results card:

The rules of the game

Find out all the essential rules for running your Silverspoons competition.

1. Your club can play any day of your choice up to 31 October 2016. Any members who can’t play on the competition day may play another date and have their scores counted.

2. The competition should be played over 18 holes in Stableford or Stroke Play format with a full handicap allowance. It can be combined with any medal, Stableford or Stroke Play round.

3. Entry fees, decided by your club, are to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. All donations will be gratefully received and acknowledged.

4. Please mark the results clearly on the results card and send to us by 30 November 2016.

5. The Men’s and Ladies’ competitions should run separately. The clubs who return the best eight scores against par in each category will win the challenge trophy. This event is an individual men's and ladies' competition.

In 2015 golf clubs taking part raised

£42,000

helping fund services like our nurses, benefits advisers and support line.

Thinking about getting involved? We're all ears.

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