1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK. So we’re asking golf clubs to dedicate their 8th hole to us to help raise funds and drive awareness of the disease.
With your support we can help hit prostate cancer out of bounds.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the 8th hole. Our golf team will give you a call to discuss your plans and we'll also send out an 8th hole pack with lots of resources for your club when you sign up.Sign up
Clubs like Kilworth Springs Golf Club in Leicestershire collect £1 for every ball that lands in the bunker on their 8th hole. They make sure they receive all the donations by having a collection box in their clubhouse and posters around the club to remind all members of their support.
Top tip – this can also work well if your club’s 8th hole is surrounded by water!
Not only will they get their brand out there, but by donating the proceeds to Prostate Cancer UK, they will also be doing their bit to support a cause that affects 47,000 men every year.
We will recognise each local company that gets involved with a shout out on our social media channels.
We've got plenty of ideas for you - see the fundraising ideas section above, or contact us at email@example.com for more!
There are two posters in your pack to explain that your club is taking part in the 8th hole initiative and why you are doing it. Please display them as prominently as you can to make sure everyone at the club knows how they can support!
Spread the word in as many ways as you can, such as your website, social media channels and in your club newsletter. We will give a shout out to all clubs taking part on our social media channels.
Why not speak to your club manager and see when the sponsor is due to change? If this is imminent then why not ask your club if the new sponsors fee could be donated to Prostate Cancer UK? (Or a percentage of it). You may also find that the current sponsor would be interested in supporting this initiative.
Of course! The 8th hole initiative is a great way to help you raise funds during your year of captaincy. Why not choose this as the Captain’s Hole for the year and collect donations for any ball that goes into the bunker or lands in the water?
We will provide you with the artwork template needed for this. We will send this to you in a separate email. Our in-house design team will need to see the final proof before it goes to print. Please give us a call on 0203 310 7231 if you need advice on this.
Display the posters from your pack on the walls in prominent places around your club to spread the word on what the 8th hole is all about and what your club is doing to raise funds and awareness. Having your collection box(es) in popular areas, such as the clubhouse will also help. We would recommend putting a poster next to the collection box(es) to remind everyone to pay in their donations. It will soon become part of your club!
This is up to you – if your collection box fills up quickly then we would recommend emptying it monthly so that you don’t have too much cash in the box at any time. If you would like any advice about this then please do give us a call on 0203 310 7231.
You can pay in online here, or call our Supporter Care team on 0800 082 1616.