Monday, 24 February 2014

Lord Mayor’s Golf day set to tee off in May


Caption (L-R)-John Grimbleby, Hon Secretary of the Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs, Nigel Sweet, Operations Manager Wike Ridge Golf Club, the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Thomas Murray, Lady Mayoress Edna Murray, Paul Blackburn, President of the Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs and Verlie McCann, Chairman of the Leeds Children's Charity.

Keen golfers in the city are being offered the opportunity to showcase their skills in the first ever Lord Mayor’s Golf Day tournament.

In support of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray’s LOFFTY charity and the Silverdale Holiday Centre, participants will have the chance as part of a four-person team, to battle it out against rival line-ups over 18 holes at the Wike Ridge Championship Golf Course.

Held on May 1 as part of the £350 entry fee per team, players will be treated to lunch, dinner, goodie bag prizes and also be able to test their mettle on the day in a series of challenges, including Beat the Pro, a putting contest and indoor Par 3 simulator competition.

For further details around the event, please contact by email: lordmayorsoffice@leeds.gov.uk or telephone: 0113 2474194.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:

"I am really looking forward to hosting the first annual Lord Mayor’s Golf Day, which in aid of two very worthwhile charities Silverdale and my own LOFFTY project, promises to be a really unforgettable day.

"Teams of four will have the chance to test their coolness under pressure against rival line-ups over 18 holes at the Wike Ridge golf course, and with lunch, dinner, goody bag prizes and a number of fun challenges also included as part of the entry fee, this promises to be an event not to be missed."

Notes to editors:

The key aim of the LOFFTY project, which stands for ‘Leeds Offers Fun For The Young’, is to raise funds that will provide additional fun activities for kids in the city during and after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.

Silverdale Holiday Centre -Leeds Children’s Holiday Camp Association has been providing free holidays/respite to disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years for over 100 years. The Lady Mayoress of Leeds is the President of the charity by rite of her Civic position and tradition, subject to her consent.

From March until September every year, 300 holiday places are allocated to children who enjoy a five-day break by the sea. The centre provides respite for children who are disadvantaged for various reasons, including poverty, neglect, abuse, disability, homelessness, victims of domestic violence, children who are young carers, those who are in foster or social care, and children from vulnerable ethnic minority groups.

For media enquiries, please contact;
Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578
Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk