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The 2004 Help the Aged Golf Championship

an invitation to 

Sam Torrance, patron of the Help the Aged Golf Championship 2004, asks visitors to  laterlife to nominate their golf clubs to support the 2004 Help the Aged Golf event. 

Help the Aged, in association with Golden Charter, aims to make the 16th annual tournament bigger and better than ever before. Over the last 16 years, this event has become the largest charity golf event in the UK, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity.

Entry couldn't be simpler – captains and secretaries should choose which club medal


from your 2004 tournament calendar you would like to nominate to participate in the Help the Aged Championship.  Our tournament comprises separate events for Men and Ladies; hence separate medals can be nominated.

The winning lady and winning man from the nominated club medals have a chance to qualify to play in a regional final at one of the finest courses in the country.

The top two Ladies and the top two Men from each of the regional finals will contest the Grand Final on Thursday 30th September 2004 at Woburn Golf & Country Club one of the top courses in the British Isles.

You can place your entries by obtaining an entry pack from Help the Aged.  Phone or email the contacts below. The closing date for club medal days is 31 July 2004. 

With an entry fee of only 3, not only are you ensuring Help the Aged continues its valued work throughout the UK, you will also have the opportunity to be part of this challenging and renowned competition.

Thank you in anticipation of your readers’ support.

Sam Torrance, OBE

Captain of the European Ryder Cup Team, 2002 

Help the Aged



Tel:       0207 239 7590 - Direct

              07947 275 786 - Mobile
Help the Aged Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7278 1114



Health Perception Ladies’ Championship of Great Britain & Ireland


New Championship grows as it enters Second Year of Success


The 2004 Health Perception Ladies’ Championship of Great Britain & Ireland is getting underway in April. This newly created golfing event proved to be the success story of 2003 with over 20,000 lady golfers taking part in the golf club level qualifiers.

This is the only individual championship that sets out to include lady golfers from both sides of the Irish Sea and is run in association with the sport’s governing body, the Ladies’ Golf Union.

The 2003 Championship saw 13 players battle it out for the title at Wentworth last September with Heather Neale of the Cowes Golf Club returning as the victor, despite a tied winning score. She enjoyed an evening at which she received a specially commissioned bronze trophy from Rugby World Cup hero and England skipper, Lawrence Dallaglio, and she will take part in the Pro-Am at this year’s Weetabix Women’s British Open in July.

Due to its popularity in its first year, Health Perception have agreed to increase the number of Regional Finals from 13 to 16, venues for which will be announced shortly. Sixteen players will then compete at the Grand Final that will once again take place at Wentworth on September 28th, over its World famous West Course.

The Championship’s Regional Finals and Final will see the familiar figure of Olympic Gold Medallist, David Wilkie MBE striding the fairways. David is Managing Director of the event sponsors, Health Perception, the health supplement company he founded 15 years ago after his international sporting success.

David is not a golfer (yet!) but took a keen interest in last year’s championship: “The 2003 Championship showed us the great need there was to create a competition like this and it has already established itself as one of the key events in the ladies’ golf calendar.” 

For more information on the Health Perception Ladies’ Championship of Great Britain & Ireland 2004 please contact:  Steven Wilde at 20-20 Public Relations on 01249 821 333 or

Event Administration: Fraser Munro at the Ladies’ Golf Union on 01334 475 811 or email:


PS from Helen Franks, features editor,

Why does the golfing world insist on the term ‘ladies’ ? Once upon a time, the men were ‘gentlemen’, but now they are simply ‘men’. Maybe it’s because male players belong to the 21st century, while the term ‘ladies’ reflects old-fashioned attitudes towards women on the golf course.

Time to catch up, chaps?  



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