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Slip! Slap Swing! golf day raises very important funds for melanoma charity – Golf Information

The Slip! Slap! Swing! golf day held at Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate in West Sussex on September 15 proved an enormous success, with golfers turning out in their numbers to assist increase cash for the Melanoma Fund, a charity that runs pores and skin most cancers prevention campaigns, raises consciousness of the significance of solar safety and gives free pores and skin checks to all those that take pleasure in an outside way of life.

Dr Elizabeth Blakeway and Dr Jan von der Werth have been available all through the day to offer pores and skin test appointments and supply recommendation to rivals on their pores and skin well being and solar safety routines on the golf course.

Dr von der Werth mentioned: “About 25% of the individuals I noticed had vital pores and skin lesions. Two had atypical naevi that I really useful for elimination. Others had actinic keratoses which required GP remedy, so this was a day that was not simply enjoyable however impactful, and positively definitely worth the checks and a ok cause to repeat such an occasion.”

Dr Blakeway added: “The chance to offer pores and skin checks and schooling was each a pleasure and necessity given the numerous UV publicity encountered by {the golfing} fraternity. Our ‘on-the-day’ survey of pores and skin habits highlighted inadequate adherence to solar security and self-skin surveillance indicating that occasions corresponding to this are completely vital by way of elevating consciousness. My prime suggestions are as throughout the Slip! Slap! Swing! pointers, are firstly to make use of broad-spectrum SPF30+ solar safety earlier than heading out on the course, significantly between the months of March and October, and don’t neglect to reapply usually all through the spherical; and secondly to hold out common self-skin checks in a full-length mirror highlighting any new or altering pores and skin lesions to your GP.”

Golfers have been handled to a goodie bag containing a sleeve of golf balls, Belle & Wilde brownies, Lush toiletries, Lifejacket sunscreen, and treats from The Snaffling Pig Co, a bottle of water, whereas a leaderboard system utilizing Golf Genius allowed the organisers to speak with groups earlier than, throughout, and after the occasion, in addition to holding the scoring seen and clear.

Visitors have been in a position to raises additional funds by coming into a raffle with prizes together with  four-ball tee occasions at Chartham Park, Minchinhampton, Grange and Mullion golf golf equipment, designer haircuts and clothes, positive eating at The Warren and Random Corridor, golf baggage from PING, candies from Lodge Chocolat, golf goodies from The Open Championships, and much extra in addition to.

A placing competitors to win a SIK putter, compliments of YUMAX Golf, was held on Managing Heath’s apply placing inexperienced earlier than golf, whereas there have been loads of challenges on the best way round, with nearest the pins, longest drives and beat the professional, the place rivals have been challenged to get nearer to the pin than former Ryder Cup participant Paul Means.

Pimm’s was served on the midway home and on arrival again on the clubhouse, groups have been greeted with ‘Freshen Up’ goodie bag, compliments of Fenwick’s, Tunbridge Wells, containing a beneficiant number of luxurious toiletries from Kiehl’s, YSL, Clarins and Dior.

With golf equipment saved, everybody was supplied a calming glass of Mannings Property Cuvée on the terrace, whereas being entertained by magician Adam Smith. On the return of all groups, company have been handled to  The Jeremy Dale Golf Show on the primary tee.

Dinner was held within the membership’s beautifully-appointed Campbell room, after which the night’s leisure included a query and reply session on Ryder Cup success with Jeremy Dale and Paul Means, adopted by the all-important prize-giving ceremony.

And the winners have been:

1st place: Group Yumax: Ben Davis, Ali Gill, Andrew Smith, Rhys Western
• Harry Townsend Memorial Trophy
• 4 Edge Watches
• 4 bottles of Liquid Diamond prosecco (courtesy of Beyond Wines Ltd)
• 4 Adidas golf caps

2nd place: Foresters Faders: Angela Low, Derek Beaney, Jack Shiers, Martyn Taylor
• 4 bottles of Hindleap Seyval Blanc 2015
• 4 TaylorMade New Period golf caps

third place: Group Doom: David Foster, Patrick Cleus, Rory Turner, Theo Quarendon
• 4 bottles of Liquid Diamond prosecco
• 4 TaylorMade New Period golf caps

Slip! Slap! Swing! can be selling its ‘Pores and skin Savvy’ marketing campaign in late autumn, elevating consciousness of the significance of pores and skin checking by way of its Solar Safety Accredited golf golf equipment. To get your membership concerned, signal as much as get accredited HEREFor additional info on the Melanoma Fund and the Slip Slap! Swing! marketing campaign go to www.melanoma-fund.co.uk

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