Golf for All!
A project by: Peter Puzio
WHO ARE WE?
We are Essex Blades Golf Club founded in 2012. We meet regularly, organise social events on campus and go to tournaments together. We are all very passionate about golf and would like to develop our sport club further.
Our project aims to support the Golf Club in the following areas:
1. ‘Lawyers at Golf’ – a networking golf/legal event for members of the local legal industry and University of Essex students. Its main objective is to provide friendly and relaxed environment for both sides for networking, as well as to introduce and promote Golf as a sport that, due to its popularity in the commercial environment, is beneficial for the legal industry. We have already secured involvement from four local law firms.
This event will provide excellent professional development, networking opportunities and employability benefits for student participants.
2. Golfing Equipment- the Club doesn’t own its own equipment, and has therefore previously had to use its finance to rent different Golf Clubs for tournaments & practice sessions. This has prevented us from developing in other areas. We hope to purchase equipment for future seasons to help our members progress even more.
3. Funding for beginners ‘ sessions – Last year more than 20 new students were able to take part in our beginners’ sessions thanks to funding received from the University of Essex Alumni Fund. These sessions were held at Playgolf Colchester. We really want to extend this for the coming term, to offer more students the chance to enjoy golf.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
- Catering and venue hire -£1000
- New golf Equipment – £300 per set. We need 3 sets, adding up to £900
- Transport costs: 6 days x £20 =£120
- Weekly Play Sessions: 6 weeks X £40= £240
In total the project is valued: £2260
WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR?
Arrangements for Lawyers at Golf Event are well underway. The venue is booked, the catering is set, four law firms have confirmed their attendance. We are looking forward to buy our new equipment now and we will be absolutely ready for the event.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT OUR PROJECT?
The project is providing opportunities to all University of Essex students. The Lawyers at Golf event is open to all students interested in a legal career, not necessary studying law. The event will also be open to staff members and Essex alumni.
Anyone joining the club is eligible to register for the Beginner’s Sessions, on a first come, first served basis. To use Club equipment, members will need to be part of any of the teams representing the Club at external events. All team members are chosen on the basis of merit.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US
We understand that budgets are tight so don’t worry if you can’t donate! That’s not the only way to help us out! Anywhere you can share, like, tweet, re-blog our campaign would be a great help!
Essex Blades Golf Club