Golf Day

17th September 2021

The long awaited and much anticipated annual charity golf day took place at Rushmore Golf Club on 17th September. The charities chosen to benefit from this year’s golf day were CRUSE Bereavement Care Dorset and Mosaic. Both charities offer comfort and support to adults and children in bereavement.
After a blank year in 2020 caused by the pandemic a record number of 27 teams entered and were rewarded by clear skies, warm sunshine and a course in tip top condition.
After registration, coffee and a bacon roll in the clubhouse the teams took part in keenly contested bowmaker and yellow ball competitions with nearest the pin prizes on all par 3s and the chance to win a car for a hole in one on the 17th (bad luck to Tom Morrissey who came within a couple of feet with his tee shot!).

Refreshments were supplied on the 6th hole where golfers were challenged (fortunately for the charities for the most part unsuccessfully) to hit the green in one.
At the end of their round golfers enjoyed a meal and liquid refreshment on the clubhouse decking.
Winners of the Bowmaker Competition were Vital Task Ltd comprising Dave Allum, Dave Burton, Steve Reid and Joe Bond. In second place were Deva comprising John Rigby, Jane Homer, Mark Dickson and Garry Rowland and third were Watson Financials whose team was Paul Whiteman, Mark Burton, Martin Watson and Charles Angear.
Vital Task Ltd also won the yellow ball competition and swept the board by also winning the Sponsors Cup.
This year’s event was magnificently supported by local businesses. In addition to sponsors for each hole, Wessex Electricals were again main sponsors, this year with Farnfields who, with its own 2021 Charity Golf Day scheduled for May a victim of the Covid lockdown, brought several teams to the day and staffed the 6th hole challenge.
Shaftesbury Rotary owe a big debt of thanks to Rushmore Golf Club who as well as being very welcoming hosts for the day kindly donated some excellent prizes.
All in all, with sponsorship, entry fees, raffle and the on course challenge, the event raised over £5,000 to be shared equally by the two chosen charities

September 2021

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, the 2020 Golf Day was cancelled.

September 2019


Shaftesbury Rotary Club, led by Richard Shean, delivered yet another hugely successful Golf Day at Rushmore. This year we were blessed with sunshine and supported by 18 local sponsoring teams.


All 18 teams started together with a Shotgun Start, this allowed to complete their rounds together and enjoy lunch and the 19th hole! Whilst the weather was enjoyed by all, the strong wind made for an interesting game. The Par 3, 14 players were hitting into the wind, with only two players managing to make it to the green and walk away with a prize!


The main beneficiary to the Golf Day is Shaftesbury Charity Hope which is a charity specializing to provide drop-in mental health services and out-of-hours assistance as part of a partnership with two other Dorset social enterprises.


Thank you to Richard as always and to the Ladies, Dawn, Pamela and Sonia, who used their charming skills in selling raffle tickets which alone raised over £450.
We would also like to thank The Wessex Group the main sponsors for the day, together with all the companies that participated in the day.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, the 2020 Golf Day has been cancelled.