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Suffolk Golf Club introduces pink dress code for cancer campaign

October 15, 2013

A Golf Club in Suffolk is asking golfers to play in pink this month to raise money for a Breast Cancer charity campaign.

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club in Suffolk, one of Southern England's most popular golf holiday destinations, is raising funds for Breast Cancer charities in October by hosting a golf competition where golfers wear pink clothes, use pink golf balls and donate entry fees to charity.

The Thorpeness Pink Putter takes place on October 25th - the same days as national Wear it Pink Day 2013 - and is open to all golfers worldwide.

Paul Clouting, hotel director at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, said: "Golf is synonymous with green but for one day we are asking golfers to turn our course pink for a hugely important cause.

We like to think that our guests have lots of fun when they stay and play golf with us and this is a great opportunity to pink up, get in the swing and raise lots of money for the fight against Britain's most common cancer."

The Pink Putter is a Stableford competition and will take place around Thorpeness' highly rated James Braid designed heathland course on Suffolk's Heritage Coast.

The club is offering great value golf deals in order to encourage golfers to pull on pink.

Visiting golfers can play the course for £22, a 50 per cent saving on the standard green fee of £44 midweek. Golfers booking to stay in the 36-bedroom hotel on the 24 th or 25 th October for the Pink Putter can enjoy dinner, bed, breakfast and golf packages from £99.

Two holes on the golf course, the par four 1 st and the par four 18 th will be 'pinked-up,' and all golfers playing the course that day will be asked to donate £5 to Breast Cancer Awareness.

The donation buys each golfer a compulsory pink golf ball, which they are asked to use regardless of whether they have chosen to enter the Pink Putter or just want to play a round.

Pink Drinks at Halfway House
Thorpeness Golf Club's Halfway House will be open throughout the day serving pink drinks and snacks and Pink Rangers will be present on the course to supply extra pink balls to those who lose them in the rough.

There will also be a range of prizes for competitors, donated by Adnams of Southwold, including nearest the pin at a par three, nearest the line for lady golfers and longest drive of the day.

October is Breast Cancer Care's designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will see pink themed fundraising events taking place across the UK.

Breast cancer is the UK's most common cancer and every year it claims the lives of 12,000 women and 50,000 more are diagnosed according to Breast Cancer Care.

To enter the Thorpeness Pink Putter, email: or call The Golf Shop on: 01728 454926.

For more about Wear it Pink Day: and Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club,

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