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Crown Golf Clubs to aid Help for Heroes

12.01am 24th February 2010 - Corporate - This story was updated on Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Crown Golf – the UK’s largest golf club operator – has given its whole hearted support to the National Golf Club Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes.

All 30 Crown Golf clubs will take part in the Challenge, from Eccleston Park in the north of England to St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall.

The National Golf Club Challenge, on course to becoming the UK’s biggest amateur charity golf event, will unite hundreds of golf clubs, and thousands of golfers on 24 and 25 July to compete, have fun and together raise over a million pounds for the Help for Heroes charity.

“We are happy to commit our full support to the National Golf Club Challenge,” said Crown Golf CEO Stephen Lewis. “We have set fund-raising targets for all 30 clubs, and the entire company is excited about getting behind this extremely worthy cause.”

Stacey Jeffries, event director commented, “We continue to be humbled by the good will and genuine support we have received from some of the biggest names in golf, including Crown Golf. The fundraising potential of an additional 30 clubs will give the Challenge a major boost in making a huge donation to Help for Heroes.”

Crown Golf, known as an innovator in the golf industry, aims to provide an outstanding golfing experience for its members and visitors. The St Mellion International Resort – Crown Golf’s flagship – recently underwent a £20 million re-development project, transforming it into a world-class golf and leisure resort based around the brand new four-star 80-bedroom hotel complex at its heart.

The format for the National Golf Club Challenge is very simple; the Challenge will coincide with an existing event at each participating golf club, with each club turning the day into their own charity golf event in aid of Help for Heroes. The competing clubs will submit their aggregate scores from their best scoring 10 players. This will determine the top 6 golf clubs against standard scratch, who will then be invited to compete in the National Final.

The Grand Final, sponsored by YourGolfTravel.com, is set to be a superb event, featuring a practice day, golf clinic, overnight accommodation, the final competition and a gala dinner, including guest speakers and the prize presentations.

For more information on The National Golf Club Challenge, including how to enter your golf club, go to www.nationalgolfclubchallenge.org.uk or www.ngcc2010.com.

For more information on the Help for Heroes charity and the work they do please visit their website: www.helpforheroes.org.uk.

       

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