The National Golf Club Challenge will bring thousands of golfers together on the same weekend at clubs throughout the UK as part of a nationwide charity golf event in memory of the late Seve Ballesteros. The purpose is simple; to raise as much money as possible for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, which works in partnership with Cancer Research UK to beat brain cancer.
In an effort to encourage golf clubs to take part, Sir Nick Faldo commented “I’m delighted to lend my support to the National Golf Club Challenge’s tournament in support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation. This event is not only a great way for golfers from across the UK to raise money for an extremely worthy cause but also a very fitting way to honour one of European golf’s true legends.”
As well as helping raise money for research into brain cancer, golfers up and down the UK will be playing for a place in the grand final which will be held at The Shire London – the only Seve Ballesteros designed golf course in the UK – in September. The finalists will battle it out to win The Seve Challenge trophy, designed by master silversmiths Thomas Lyte and compete for some outstanding golfing prizes, including golfing holidays to Spain and Egypt.
Seve set up the Seve Ballesteros Foundation in partnership with Cancer Research UK, with the ambition of being the biggest funder of brain cancer research in the UK. Since 2009 the Foundation has raised almost £1.5 million for Cancer Research UK’s life saving brain cancer research through a variety of events and partnerships.
Seve will always be remembered for the strength and determination he showed not only on the golf course but also in the last years of his life, as he bravely fought brain cancer. The Foundation – and events such as the National Golf Club Challenge – are part of Seve’s lasting legacy.
The format for the National Golf Club Challenge makes it easy for clubs everywhere to take part. The challenge competition is designed to be incorporated into each participating golf club’s monthly stableford event, with each club turning the day into their own charity golf event, raising funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation. The competing clubs submit their aggregate scores from their best players on the day, with teams from the top four clubs being invited to take part in the final in September.
For more information about the National Golf Club Challenge, including how to enter your golf club, go to www.thesevechallenge.com