Ronnie Corbett’s club to stage cancer charity golf classic

Ronnie Corbett: regular at The Addington

The Addington, one of the top golf clubs in England, is staging a special charity day next month in honour of one of its most famous members, Ronnie Corbett.

The Ronnie Corbett Memorial Charity Golf Classic is being staged on Thursday, September 14 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Comedian and entertainer Ronnie Corbett died last year. A long-term Croydon resident, was an enthusiastic golfer, regularly playing at The Addington, though he struggled with his short game.

The views from The Addington’s fairways are stunning

The golf day offers an excellent opportunity for keen golfers to have a chance to play a course which has been ranked among England’s top golf clubs for three of the last four years.

Steeped in history, The Addington is mentioned in the writings of PG Wodehouse in The Heart of a Goof (where one bunker in particular seemed to attract the author and playwright’s balls).

The Addington has a number of signature holes which include the par 4 6th, remembered by Wodehouse, and the Par 5 16th, noted by Henry Longhurst, the late golf correspondent of The Sunday Times and BBC commentator, who described it as among his all-time great golf holes.

The 9th at The Addington, where no two holes are the same

The Addington offers dramatic glimpses of the City from hilltop tees such as the 14th, where The Shard, Canary Wharf and The Gherkin provide a rich contrast to the mature heathland setting.

The format for the charity golf day is that teams of four players take part in an 18-hole competition, to be followed by a three-course meal, charity auction and raffle.

The cost is £495 per team of four.

To enter, please call 0208 777 1055 or email the golf club.

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK, click here for its website.

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