After this year’s success, the National Golf Club Challenge (NGCC) will double in size in 2011 with a new event in support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, working in partnership with Cancer Research UK.
The organisation’s Help For Heroes 2011 event will take place on the weekend of 4-5 June, 2011, with a new nationwide Seve Ballesteros Foundation event on the weekend of 23-24 July.
Ballesteros, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008, said: “I have always admired and loved British people. Their support during the toughest match of my life is very special.
“I am proud to be involved in the National Golf Club Challenge and I hope golf clubs throughout the UK will take part to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, in partnership with Cancer Research UK.
“By signing up to the challenge, clubs all over the UK can enjoy the sport while raising money for brain cancer research.”
This year’s NGCC brought hundreds of golf clubs and thousands of golfers together on the same weekend in July as part of a nationwide fundraiser, with each participating golf club hosting their own charity golf day in aid of Help for Heroes.
“The inaugural National Golf Club Challenge event has been an outstanding success, exceeding everyone’s expectations,” said event director, Stacey Jeffries.
“The great British golfing community have supported the event in their thousands. With this in mind, we are looking forward to doubling our efforts in 2011 in order to stage two challenge events – in support of two very worthy charities”.