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Wild Golf Day to Save Endangered Animals!

A wild golf day in aid of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has raised an amazing £5,800 for the Shalford-based charity and its work protecting endangered species such as elephants, tigers, rhinos and pangolins.

Eleven teams teed off in the fun competition at Cranleigh Golf and Country Club – some of them sporting wild animal tails for the occasion! The event is now in its third year and is becoming a firm fixture in the charity golfing calendar.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Golf Day fancy dress winners.
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Golf Day fancy dress winners.

The teams were treated to a delicious brunch, followed by a round of golf, refreshments at the halfway house including beer kindly donated by Hogs Back Brewery and a sumptuous two course dinner back at the cosy beamed club house.

“Our wonderful teams enjoyed a fantastic sunny day in the beautiful surroundings of the Cranleigh club – we were very lucky with the weather,” said Susie Baxter, Head of Fundraising for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).

The winners of this year’s competition were Surrey solicitors Barlow Robbins, who picked up the winner’s cup and were presented with David Shepherd wildlife prints.

DSWF's Golf Day 2018 team photo.
DSWF’s Golf Day 2018 team photo.

“A huge thank-you to all of the players who took part and of course to our generous sponsors and donors who so kindly supported the event. The funds raised will support our vital work fighting wildlife crime, protecting endangered species and engaging with local communities,” added Susie.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation works across Africa and Asia helping to protect endangered species and their wild habitats, raising awareness about the importance of protecting local wildlife among communities, as well as fighting wildlife crime, such as poaching, on the frontline.

Wildlife crime is reaching critical levels in many regions – more than 50 African elephants are lost to ivory poachers EVERY day, over a million pangolins have been traded over the last decade and tigers are gradually being hunted to extinction, with only around 3,500 left in the wild.

Plans are already afoot for next year’s event – if you’d like be the first to hear about our Golf Day in 2019 or to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact DSWF’s Emily Summers at Emily.Summers@davidshepherd.org or call 01483 272323.

Thank you to our sponsors – Bramley Motor Cars, Hogs Back Brewery, Planned 2 Perfection and Pro Drive. 


Thank you to all of our wonderful prize donors – Barnett Hill Hotel, Between the Lines, Chobham Golf Club, COOK, Cranleigh Golf and Country Club, Duroc Media, Experience Days, The Grantley Arms Wonersh,  Harbour Hotels, Hoebridge Golf Club, Queenwood Golf Club, Red Hot Yoga, Silent Pool Distillers, Top Golf, Wild at Heart Florists and Woking Golf Club. 


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