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Golf pros to Red Cross rescue

2010-11-15 11:57
TaylorMade's Andy Kalis
TaylorMade Golf has donated R124 900 to The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit.

Over the last month TaylorMade hosted four regional Invitational events to thank their sponsored on-course professionals for all their hard work. Professionals were treated to a fantastic series of golf events played at Steenberg, Royal Johannesburg, Simola Estate and Durban Country Club. The top two on-course professionals from each regional event went through to the national final at Arabella on 10 and 11 November. 

TaylorMade consumers also had the chance to win a lucky entry to play in one of the regional events by purchasing any TaylorMade adidas or Ashworth product to the value of R500 or more at any store where TaylorMade adidas and Ashworth Golf sponsor an on-course professional. From these regional events, one consumer from each region won through to the finals.

The on-course professional winner of the tournament was Ian Kennedy from Steenberg Golf Club while 69 year old Durbanite Chris Wood won the amateur division. 

All the money raised through donations and auction items at the events was doubled by TaylorMade and a final figure of R124 900 was handed over to The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit at a glittering poolside function held at the five star Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa on Wednesday, 10 November.

TaylorMade’s Product and Marketing Manager, Andrew Kalis, said: “TaylorMade is thrilled with the success of the inaugural TaylorMade Staff Invitational.  At the same time, in these tough economical times we’re even more excited to have raised an impressive amount of money for those children in need at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit”.

Red Cross Communications Co-ordinator, Tara Van Schalkwyk, was visibly moved at the function and presented a video that had some of the hardest men in the room shedding a tear.

Sport24 publisher and editor Andrew “Tank” Lanning had the following to say: “It was an incredibly classy event in which TaylorMade really made the finalists feel like rock stars. Yet they were still able to donate so generously to such a worthy cause, proving again that you can have a lot of fun while doing the right thing.”



TaylorMade’s Andrew Kalis hands over the cheque to the Red Cross' Tara Van Schalkwyk



Andrew Kalis congratulates on-course professional winner, Ian Kennedy



Andrew Lanning and KFM's Jeremy Harris fire up the sun screen at Arabella

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