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Poppy Appeal Golf Classic

The Poppy Appeal Golf Classic is a chance for golf clubs around the country to hold a day, or an autumn monthly medal, in aid of the Poppy Appeal. Members can decide if it’s the whole club, the seniors’ section, ladies' section or whoever wants to take part!

2018 - Armistice Centenary


From the fantastic support at these events, the Legion has received over three-quarters of a million pounds to fund our work supporting all Service people, veterans, and their families. And for 2018 there's a special reason to take part as the nation remembers the centenary of the Armistice, signed on 11th November 1918, to end the First World War. Make sure you're part of it.

Each player receives a commemorative souvenir with the distinctive poppy logo and the winner from each club or section receives a specially minted 'gold' medal.

Many Clubs choose the Royal British Legion as their Captain's Charity, or as a beneficiary of an Open event - for details of how we can help promote your event just send an email to Peter Smith at the link below.

Many thanks to those who already support this event but if your Club is not involved, please get in touch for details on how you can take part: peter.poppygolf@gmail.com


Armistice Centenary Quiz Night

A special event for your Golf Club - a Quiz Night specially themed around the First World War, though with several tricky golf questions thrown in. Makes for a great amount of fun during any evening function, and easy to organise. We'll send you the 21 questions - and the answers - but keep the answers to yourself - until the evening. We'd obviously appreciate a little donation and this is easily managed via a direct bank transfer - no cheques or postage to worry about.

Get in touch now if you'd like to take part. Email - peter.poppygolf@gmail.com


How to enter

To enter your Club for the Poppy Appeal Golf Classic please email the following information to peter.poppygolf@gmail.com:

  • The name of your Golf Club
  • Name, telephone and email address of the organiser (or Club Secretary/Manager)
  • Proposed date of the tournament
  • The approximate number of players you anticipate (so we can send you the correct number of commemorative souvenirs - though we are always happy to send more if you have extra players)
  • Format (whether individual, pairs or team - so that we can send you the correct number of 'gold' medals).





And it is not just Clubs in the UK which participate. Every year one GC in Thailand takes part and raises several thousand pounds - a huge thank you to all of them. And after the golf, well, of course there's plenty of delicious Thai food and a few glasses of something refreshing. The weather in the UK might not be quite as nice in October, but you can always dream !


Thank you also to WALSALL GC in the W Midlands for planting and maintaining, over the past couple of years, a little field of poppies as a memorial to those who have served their country - a fabulous idea.


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