Some 25 years ago, Gary Neill, funeral director, along with Peter Bowden and Brian Hart from SAIFInsure, decided to create a golf competition, Ryder Cup style, which saw funeral directors compete with suppliers to the trade. The event was also where the funeral director insurance scheme was established, which at the time was a new venture.
The competition was initially called the SAIFInsure Cup and has seen many friendships formed, nicknames evolved and business deals completed. Over time, the event has raised £20,000 for charity.
In 2003, The SAIFInsure Cup was renamed the Kee Cup, in memory of the late Gordon Kee, co-founder of Golden Charter.
The three day event, from Monday 13 May to Wednesday 15 May 2019, consists of three nights’ accommodation, three rounds of golf, team kit, three dinners, one being at a local fish restaurant, and the final one being a Presentation Gala Dinner, when the Finemaster will be a winner.
The competition organisers are inviting SAIF funeral directors and trade to suppliers to play at its upcoming anniversary event. The Keep Cup is also looking for sponsorship.