The Duke’s St Andrews has become the 100th golf club to sign up for the National Golf Club Challenge which will take place at golf courses throughout the UK on Saturday, 24th July 2010, in support of Help for Heroes.
The Help for Heroes National Golf Club Challenge 2010 has teamed up with some industry leaders with the aim of bringing golf clubs together to raise £1million for the country’s wounded service personnel.
The Challenge will bring hundreds of golf clubs and thousands of golfers together on the same weekend to demonstrate support for the country’s injured armed forces with each club organising their own individual fund-raising activities around their golf event.
In addition to raising money, the Challenge will result in crowning the Help for Heroes National Golf Club Champions 2010. Using the stableford scoring system, clubs will be asked to play their event from the club’s official competition tees on July 24th – or on the surplus day, July 25th. Each club will then be required to return their top 10 stableford scores to the Challenge organisers together with a fundraising cheque.
The top six clubs, made up of the top 10 scorers, will then compete against each other at an event at The Belfry to decide the inaugural Help for Heroes National Golf Club Champions.
In addition to attracting a number of brand sponsors from within the golf industry, the National Golf Club Challenge has been endorsed by one of England’s top professional golfers, Ian Poulter.
“Help for Heroes provides incredible support for these tough and inspiring people and I am proud that British golf clubs and golfers are giving their full support,” says Poulter. “I hope the National Golf Club Challenge raises a huge amount of money and that men and women all over the country have fun participating.”
Charitable foundation, Help for Heroes, was the brainchild of appeal chairman, Bryn Parry, and his wife Emma who wanted to help wounded soldiers returning home from combat. The Charity is completely non-political and accepts wars happen under any government. All the charity wants to do, with the help of the British public, is to assist our wounded heroes.
Help for Heroes National Golf Club Challenge www.nationalgolfclubchallenge.org.uk