Pictured at the launch of the 29th annual Bandon Charity Golf Am-Am fundraiser were from left, Jim Hayes, MSD; Robert Merrick, President, Bandon Rotary Club; Margaret O'Flynn, Lady Captain, Bandon GC and Kerry McMahon, Cork Simon Community. Pic: Adrian O’Herlihy
The 29th annual Rotary/MSD Charity Golf Am-Am, Bandon’s local charity golfing fundraiser, takes place again this July at Bandon Golf Club. Bandon Golf Club plays host to two days of golf with Ladies Day taking place on Wednesday, July 1 and men’s team participating on Friday, July 3. Having raised over a quarter of a million for various charities and community groups in Cork to date, this year’s competition is aiming for its largest attendance ever with a target of 150 teams and raising €15,000 across the two dates.
The event supported by MSD, with local leadership from the company’s facility in Brinny, has supported 40 charities over its 29 years in existence. Some of these charities supported by Rotary/MSD Charity Golf Am-Am include; Cork Simon Community, Aid Bandon Children, St Michaels Centre, Funky Fish, ARCH Club, Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre, St Brogans Special Needs, St Vincent de Paul, Lourdes Special Needs, Men’s Shed Bandon, Convent Special Needs and Bandon Community Hospital.
Speaking at the launch, Robert Merrick, President of Bandon Rotary Club; “Bandon Golf Club is home to one of the finest courses in Ireland and every year we look forward to our annual Rotary/MSD Charity Golf Am-Am, over two days on this amazing Cork golf course! We have an ambitious target this year of €15,000 and are calling on all golfers across Cork to dust off their golf clubs and register for our charity fundraiser in July!”
Barry Mulcahy, Site Manager of MSD’s facility in Brinny, said: “We are delighted to support this local event year on year that provides much needed support to the local community and over 12 local charities and community organisations. MSD is committed to not only helping improve health and wellbeing in our communities, but together with our employees and local partners, we are privileged to support projects that make a real difference. Over the past two years alone MSD has contributed over €4 million to support worthwhile and sustainable causes across Ireland.”
The women’s competition is for teams of three, members are €10 per person, visitors €15. The men’s competition is for teams of three, €150 per team. Prizes will be awarded to top three teams across the two days, of which include golf Bags, putters and coveted golf clothing from the Bandon Pro Shop. The award ceremony will take place after the events evening refreshments. The timesheet is now open and may accessed online at www.bandongolfclub.com or non-Bandon Golf Club members may book through Paddy O’Boyle (PRO) at 023 8842224.