Support Us : Damon Hill Golf Classic and Gala Dinner

Former F1 champion, Damon Hill OBE and Michael Caines MBE, will be jointly hosting a day of golf and an evening dinner for Down Syndrome International and the Down’s Syndrome Association at the England Golf award winning Exeter Golf and Country Club on Friday 4 October 2019.

Damon (who has a son with Down’s syndrome) and Michael, are both patrons of the charities, who support people with Down syndrome, their families, carers and professionals, throughout the world.

The day will consist of 18 holes of golf with competitions, followed by a 4-course evening dinner, entertainment, raffle and charity auction. The dinner will be created and prepared by Exeter Golf and Country Club head chef, Adam Little, and Michael Caines MBE.

The Golf

Registration will commence at 9am with bacon sandwiches and coffee.

A goody bag is provided for every player, kindly sponsored by The Exeter.

10.30am shotgun start.

Included in the cost of the golf is the individual and team competitions with trophies and prizes.

Optional extra competitions: Beat The Pro; Longest drive (male and female); Nearest The Line; and Putting Competition.
These are priced at £5 per person on the day or £15 to book all 4 in advance.

The Gala Dinner

Michael Caines MBE and Damon Hill OBE will be hosting a special gala evening event (open to partners, friends and associates).

The evening will include a four-course menu with paired wines, created and prepared by Michael himself and the club’s head chef, Adam Little. There will also be an auction, prize draw, golf presentation and live music.

We will welcome guests from 6pm with a drinks reception in Wear Park, kindly provided by our evening sponsors, Salcombe Gin.

Dinner from 7pm in the Duckworth Suite with wine sponsored by Tolchards and Regency Wines.

Dress code: smart


sponsored by Tolchards

Pressed Creedy Carver duck leg terrine, pistachio, orange gel, brioche toast
Jean Balmont Reserve Pinot Noir, Languedoc, France


Turbot with prawn tortellini,leeks and langoustine bisque

sponsored by Regency Wines

Medallions of Devonshire beef fillet, cavolo nero, confit carrot, braised brisket bon bon, fondant potato, shallot and red wine sauce
Bobal Cepas Viejas Sericis (Old Vine Bobal) 2015 Bodegas Murviedro, Utiel Requina, Spain


Valrhona chocolate and passion fruit crémeux, coconut mousse, Azélia Chantilly, coconut sorbet

The charities are being supported by Lympstone Manor and other companies with auction lots. Lympstone Manor is donating an overnight stay for two with dinner. Exeter Golf and Country Club is offering three lots including a four-ball golf day with lunch, a full leisure membership for rackets, fitness and swimming, and an ‘Ultimate Spa Retreat’  at Wear Park Spa.

Chris Jones, General Manager of Exeter Golf and Country Club said: “It’s an honour to host this high profile and hugely worthwhile event. The Down syndrome charities improve the lives of so many children and adults with Down syndrome along with providing invaluable support to parents and carers. We always enjoy partnering with Michael for the 7 Chefs Dinner and South West Chef of the Year Award, and so we’re delighted to have been chosen as the golf venue for this year’s golf day.”

If you enjoy a good day’s golf in beautiful surroundings, send Becky an email to find out more:

To book your place, please click here.

All photographs are courtesy of Matt Round Photography.

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