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Golf club raises thousands for Leatherhead charity with "forfeit bunker"

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

  • TEEING UP A FORTUNE: Chessington Golf Club captains Alison Tink and Matthew Burch at the "forfeit bunker" REGM20140326B-004_ C Photo by Grant Melton

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IT'S not where golfers want their balls to end up, but one Leatherhead charity has been hoping players will not be on their best form at Chessington Golf Club.

The club set up one specially selected "forfeit bunker" and has made £2,451.25 for the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation (QEF) by collecting a fine whenever a ball is knocked into the sand trap.

Every player driving their ball into the notorious bunker paid 50p which the club then donated directly to QEF.

Sue Pressey from the charity said: "Being 'fined' for hitting a golf ball into a charity bunker is a brilliant idea.

"We love clever and different ways to raise funds for our charity, so while we hope you don't get stuck in the bunkers too often, it's great for us when you do, so a big thank you for this amazing donation."

For more information on the work of QEF visit www.qef.org.uk

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