Damon Hill Golf Classic and Gala Dinner for Downs Syndrome Charities

Friday 4th October

The fourth Damon Hill Golf Classic and Gala Dinner is at Exeter Golf and Country Club on Friday 4th October for the charities, Down’s Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International.

Former F1 champion, Damon Hill OBE is hosting the golf day and gala dinner for the Down syndrome charities, with fellow patron Michael Caines MBE. The charities 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 four-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.

This year, the golf day will get underway with a shotgun start at 10.30am with everyone finished by 3.30pm


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.


Evening 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, kindly provided by our evening sponsors, Salcombe Gin.



The cost of the Golf only is £40 per person to include bacon roll, coffee, a pasty (on the course) and a goody bag (kindly supplied by our Golf sponsors The Exeter. Also included is the winning individual and team trophies and prizes. A ticket for the evening Gala Dinner only is priced at £75, but if booking the golf and dinner together, the total cost is £100 (a saving of £15).



We are also looking for companies to sponsor a hole on the course. For £200 we will display your banner on a hole and provide a photograph of Damon Hill alongside your banner. We will also give you a Social Media shout out too.  If you can help with sponsorship, or know someone that can, please get in touch with Becky Penrose, Community Fundraiser:

Sponsorship Enquiries



We are looking for prize donations for our auction and prize draw. If you can donate an item, the Down syndrome charities would be extremely grateful. Contact Becky Penrose, Community Fundraiser:

Draw Prize Enquiries


How to enter

If you would like to make a provisional booking for your individual place, a 4-ball team, an evening gala place, or sponsor a hole, please complete your booking details here.



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