Royal Hainaut golf club will be hosting two one-day golf tournaments on 11 August and 2 September this year in support of research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The two tournaments will build on the success of similar events held in recent years at the Mont Garni, Liège Gomzé and Royal Hainaut golf clubs.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is often characterized by tremors, muscle rigidity, and other movement difficulties, and mostly affects people over the age of 60.  There is currently no cure for this fast-growing condition.

However, sport, and in particular golf, has been shown to be helpful in controlling the symptoms alongside medical treatments. Combining an active lifestyle with a social dimension, such as is offered by golf club membership, also helps Parkinson’s patients to feel connected which is good for their mental and emotional wellbeing.

The funds raised at the two tournaments will be used by the Brussels-based Demoucelle Parkinson Charity to fund the most-promising research projects, selected by its’ own experts and in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Of the two tournaments, the one on 2 September tournament is open to members. Interested golfers are asked to register via i-Golf. The one on 1 September is currently private.

If you would like to sponsor one or both tournaments, please contact Olivette Mikolajczak Goetghebuer at

If you are interested in making a donation to Parkinson’s research in conjunction with the tournaments (fiscally deductible above 40 euros), please do so through the following webpage:  mentioning “Golf” in the ‘Free communication’ box.