National Golf Club Challenge

The National Golf Club Challenge auction has returned for 2015, with golfers able to bid on a huge range of lots to raise funds for wounded servicemen charity Help for Heroes

The National Golf Club Challenge auction has returned for 2015, with golfers able to bid on a huge range of lots to raise funds for wounded serviceman charity Help for Heroes.

The NGCC auction is part of an initiative to bring together golfers all over the UK to support injured troops.

It s the biggest online auction in the UK and, this year, there are more than 300 items to bid on.

This includes sought-after memorabilia, hundreds of fourballs, golf with celebrities, golf breaks and equipment from some of the biggest brands in golf.

Some of the best lots include…

- Fourball at Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen

- Golf at Royal Liverpool in the company of England footling legend Kevin Keegan.

- Motocaddy M3 PRO electric trolley with 18-hole lead-acid battery

- Fourball at Trump Turnberry (Ailsa Course)

- Four-night break for five at Sunset Beach Club, Costa del Sol

- Gary Player one-off signed and hand-painted canvas

- Rory McIlroy's Open Championship Presentation Frame

- A Busnell Tour V3 laser rangefinder

- Luxury golf break for two at former Ryder Cup host venue, the K Club

- Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 driver

To bid on any of the above lots, plus hundreds more, visit www.nationalgolfclubchallenge.org.uk

The National Golf Club Challenge - now in its sixth year - is the UK's largest charity golf competition.

Clubs stage events in May, June and July 2015.

The top-performing clubs will take part in regional qualifiers and be in with a chance of making the National Final at Turnberry.

There is no registration fee - the only requirement is that participants do their best to raise as much money as possible for Help for Heroes.

Lee Westwood and Sam Torrance are among the event patrons.

"Together we have the chance to change the lives of those who have sacrificed and endured so much so we might live fill and free lives," said Westwood.

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