Golf legends set epic 72-hole charity challenge

Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo and Peter Alliss are backing the UK's biggest charity golf event, challenging keen golfers to tackle four 18-hole golf courses in just one day

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo and Peter Alliss are backing the UK's biggest charity golf event, challenging keen golfers to tackle four 18-hole golf courses in just one day.

Teeing off at sunrise on the longest Friday of the year, June 22, each team of four will need to play 72 holes in 16 hours covering 15 miles of fairways, all in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

"Playing 72 holes in one day is the ultimate challenge and a great way to really testing your golf skills and stamina," said Open champion, Clarke.

"Signing up to this event could help to save the lives of thousands of children and adults who often face disability and even an early death."

Last year's event raised over £40,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and hundreds of golf courses across the UK have signed up to support the challenge, offering free tee times to participants.

Meanwhile, some great prizes are up for grabs including a golfing holiday and memorabilia including a specially designed, commemorative pin flag, depicting Faldo's three Open wins, signed by the golf ace himself.

To sign up your team, visit fourcourseclassic.co.uk or call 020 7803 4830. For just a £25 registration fee, each player will receive their four complimentary tee times, golf kit including balls and a polo shirt, and full fundraising support to help you to raise the minimum sponsorship for £250.

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Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly. He is an expert on the Rules of Golf having qualified through an R&A course to become a golf referee. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played 1,000 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts. He reached the 1,000 mark on his 60th birthday in October 2023 on Vale do Lobo's Ocean course. Put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf

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