Get into the swing ahead of Dr Kershaw's Cup day!

Date published: 09 June 2022

Dr Kershaw’s have relaunched their Golf Day, the Dr Kershaw’s Cup, for a later September date after the original May event didn’t see enough teams sign up.

This brand new event will enable golf enthusiasts to enjoy an action-packed day of golf while also raising vital funds for patient care across the local community.

Taking place at Crompton and Royton Golf Club on Friday, September 16 (10am-6pm), the Golf Day promises to be one to remember as well as being a day that will make a real difference to so many patients and families across the borough.

Dr Kershaw’s Chief Executive, Joanne Sloan, said: “We made the decision to relaunch our Golf Day to enable teams to have more time to sign up, and so the event can run to its full potential.

"We hope that the event offers an alternative way for people to support their local hospice.

"We are looking forward to the day and hope to see as many teams as possible taking part, all with the chance of lifting the first ever Dr Kershaw’s Cup!”

Those who sign up for the Golf Day will have the opportunity to play 18 holes of competitive golf on a course which is situated at the edge of the Pennines between the towns of Rochdale and Oldham, providing sprawling views of the countryside and city landscape.

The Crompton and Royton golf course measures 6,208 yards (par 70 with SSS 71) for men and 5,450 yards (par 72) for ladies.

The course offers a balanced test which will stretch the better player, while fully playable for those of more modest ability.

Organisers are looking for Four-Ball teams to take part in the Golf Day, with the cost of a team priced at just £200, which includes 18 holes of golf, a breakfast sandwich and hot drink on arrival and a presentation and buffet to complete the day (players do not need to change for dinner but will be required to change their footwear).

The half-way house will also be open on the day, with refreshments available in lieu of a donation to Dr Kershaw’s, plus the awards presention will include a raffle in aid of the Hospice and a cash bar.

If you are unable to attend our Golf Day but your business would like to support this new event and Dr Kershaw’s, the Hospice are also looking for hole sponsors.

Hole sponsorship is just £50 per hole and your logo will be in a prime position for each player to view as they play the course.

For more information please email Rebecca Bentham, Director of Income Development and Marketing at the Hospice, at:

To find out more or to register for the Golf Day visit: or contact the Hospice’s Fundraising Team on 0161 624 9984 or via email at:

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