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This Week In Golf: June 12 – 18

Celebs go under the clock for charity

Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall taking part in the Pressure Putt Challenge

American Golf is putting golfing celebrities under the spotlight with a new charity initiative. Stars taking part in the Pressure Putt Challenge have just 60 seconds to sink as many consecutive putts as possible, moving back 2ft after each successful putt. If they miss, then it’s back to the beginning…. For every two foot holed of their best score American Golf will donate £20 to its charity, On Course Foundation.

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Heading the leaderboard is rugby’s Austin Healey with a calm and collected 12 foot putt. Other stars to feature so far include; Sir Tony McCoy, Charley Hull, Mike Tindall, Sir Ian Botham, Di Doherty and Peter Schmeichel.

To view the current celebrity leaderboard and watch all of the celebrity videos visit www.americangolf.co.uk/pressureputt or visit American Golf’s Youtube Channel.

Entries closing soon for World Kids Golf Championship

The 18th on the O’Connor course at Amendoeira

150 junior golfers will once again descend on Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship, and youngsters are being urged to move quickly to ensure they don’t miss out.

A firm favourite amongst the game’s future stars, entries for the event, which prides itself on providing young golfers with a week to remember and an insight into the life of a tour pro, will close on June 25th.

Chris Howell, Chairman of the Oceânico Group, said: “The Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship is always a highlight of the year. We look forward immensely to welcoming some of the game’s brightest young talent, and making it a week to remember for everyone involved”.

Titleist celebrates 69 years at #1 ball at the US Open

The longest winning streak in golf will be extended when the first golfers tee it up for the US Open as Titleist celebrates 69 years as the #1 ball at the prestigious Major Championship.

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The overwhelming majority of players will rely on Titleist golf balls as they take on the untested Major venue, which will be one of the longest and most challenging layouts in tournament history.

To celebrate the continuation of this historic run, Titleist is offering a limited number of #69 special play number Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls, packed in limited edition US Open packaging.

Jimenez to design Las Colinas short game facility

This Week In Golf: June 12 - 18

After making an initial site visit earlier this year, 21-time European Tour winner Miguel Angel Jiménez will head to Las Colinas, near Alicante, later this year to oversee the design and construction of the new short game facility. It promises to be one of the best of its kind on the continent.

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Jimenez commented, “Work is already under way and I look forward to watching the development progress over the coming months and to opening the Las Colinas Short Game Facility in the Autumn, I hope that players of all abilities will enjoy the new practice area.”