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European Tour launches #GolfForGood initiative

2.00pm 21st July 2020 - Coronavirus News

The European Tour is seeking to reward ‘everyday heroes’ of the Covid-19 pandemic with unforgettable golfing experiences and prizes, as the #GolfForGood initiative gets under way at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood.

The first exclusive prize on offer for a deserving key worker or unsung hero is a round of golf at Close House, near Newcastle-Upon Tyne, with this week’s host – Ryder Cup legend Lee Westwood.

During all six events in the new UK Swing, which tees off at Close House on Wednesday, the European Tour is inviting fans to nominate everyday heroes who have had a positive impact on their community in recent months. The first lucky winner will enjoy a socially-distanced day with Westwood at the 250-year-old Close House estate in the beautiful Tyne Valley, amidst the ancient remains of Hadrian’s Wall.

The local hero will be in the best possible company to enjoy the venue, which boasts the 18-hole Championship Colt and Filly courses and the nine-hole Yearling course, as the 25-time European Tour winner is currently the Close House Touring Professional.

Each weekly winner will also receive a year’s supply of Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls courtesy of European Tour Official Partner Callaway.

If you know a golf fan who would love this unforgettable experience in the company of Westwood at Close House, go to and describe the positive contribution your nomination has made to their community or the lives of others during these unprecedented times.

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