Charity trade golf tournament dates announced

7 January 2011

The International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades in 2011 is to be held in Cheshire, June 15-17 at the De Vere Carden Park, set in some of Cheshire’s most beautiful countryside, on a site dating back to the 17th century. In the last few years nearly £10 million ($15 million) has been invested in the hotel and golf facilities.

Carden Park has two challenging courses, the Nicklaus and the Cheshire, each with their own unique features. The Nicklaus, one of only four Jack Nicklaus designed courses in the UK. The Cheshire is amazingly scenic with panoramic views over the Welsh Hills and the Cheshire countryside, and offers classic British heath land golf.

The Championship in Killarney, Ireland last year was very successful with 130 competitors, which raised and increased amount for the Trade Charities of £15,250 ($22,875), (Footwear Friends and LHTBI ). Manufacturers, Retailers, Agents, Wholesalers and Distributors from the Footwear and Leather industries competed for a large array of Silver Trophies, along with numerous visitors and guests.

The main Championship is played over 36 holes, on the Thursday and Friday; this includes the Ladies Championship and the Visitors and Guests competing for the Marlone Trophy. The Start-rite Sponsored Competition open to all competitors, and like the main Championship is based on full handicap Stableford format.

The main social event of the Championship is the Banquet, being held at the Hotel on the Thursday evening. The Regional Trophies will be presented prior to the Banquet and afterwards John Martin will be the guest entertainer.

Entry forms are being sent out in January and February, and the entries close in April with the draw being notified to all competitors in May.

For any further information or entry forms please contact Rodney Gibson on +44 (0) 1162 434081 or

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