10 COURSES 24 HOURS

Four enthusiastic golfers inspirationally completed 171 holes on 10 different courses in less than than 24 hours for charity. The golfers covered 61,000 yards on all of the St Andrews golf courses. Graeme Dawson, Gary Davidson, Alasdair Love and Scott Finlayson, raised £4,000 for their chosen charities HomeStart UK, Sports Aid, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and Break Through Breast Cancer.

Graeme Dawson was born without a left arm from below the elbow and completed the entire challenge playing one handed and commented at the end ?my right arm is remarkably the only part of me that isn?t hurting?

They finished on the New course at 11.06pm on 28th June, 53 minutes ahead of schedule.

FREE PROFESSIONAL INDUCTION LESSONS

The English Golf Union and English Ladies? Golf Association has teamed up to create the FREE Golf coaching initiative. The campaign has been running for a few years and involves many participating clubs. Anyone may contact a participating golf club and receive a free taster induction session with a PGA professional to gain fundamental golfing experience. Golf balls and clubs are provided free of charge and all participants receive information on a variety of initiatives aimed at continuing involvement in golf.

One of the particpating clubs is Willow Valley Golf Club in Clifton, Brighouse, which is holding FREE Golf Coaching taster sessions for beginners on July 22, 10am-5pm. The sessions are open to everyone and to book a lesson telephone 01274 878624. To find out more or for a complete list of participating golf clubs visit www.getintogolf.org.

NEW PROPOSALS AT RICHMOND PARK

Glendale and the Royal Parks will use Saturday July 14 to showcase their new plans for a redevelopment of Richmond Park Golf Course. The golf club will open their doors to local residents and those involved in the local community a chance to ask questions future development plans. The club decided to invest £3.5 million into renovating the existing facilities and courses. This includes constructing a new landmark building, which will become the clubhouse.

Glendale Golf Club took this opportunity to extend their partnership with Royal Parks for 20 more years. Mark Camley, chief executive of Royal Parks was extremely enthusiastic about the project ahead. ?This is an excellent development which will deliver better golfing facilities in the unique setting of Richmond Park.?

To find out more about these recent developments visit www.royalparks.gov.uk/parks/richmond_park or www.glendale-golf.com.

RECORD CROWDS RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDRENS HOSPICE

Ticket sales for this years Scottish Open are expected to rocket past last years record by as much as 15%. The event, which will showcase some of the best golfers around the globe, will also raise significant figures to ?Children?s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).?

Peter Adams, Championship Director of The Barclays Scottish Open, said: ?The Barclays Scottish Open is proud to be supporting CHAS with a number of fun activities for spectators? The Scottish tournament which last year raised £20,000 for CHAS hopes to increase this figure greatly with its gross increase in ticket sales.