Greg Norman charity golf day at Wentworth

Wentworth Club played host to a Charity Golf Championship hosted by Australian Greg Norman and large amounts of money were raised

Greg Norman

Australian golf legend, Greg Norman, presided over a distinguished field at the prestigious Wentworth Club in Surrey this week.

Some 170 golfers from around the world gathered to compete in the Tristan Capital Partners Charity Golf Championship to help raise money for the Black Heart Foundation.

It was the 12th edition of the Championship, which fittingly took place on the opening day of this year's Open, a tournament Norman won twice as a player.

The 2012 event not only raised money for the Black Heart Foundation, but a number of initiatives that support underprivileged children and families in the UK and USA.

The Eastside Young Leaders Academy (EYLA) is one of the main beneficiaries from the event. EYLA provides emotional and educational support for young African and Caribbean males who are at risk of social exclusion.

Greg Norman said "It has been an honour to be Chairman of this event especially so close to London and on the eve of the Olympics.

I have seen first-hand in Australia what sport can do to re-energise young people. I am delighted we have raised so much for such a great cause".

The money was raised through a number of auction prizes, which were donated by key sponsors of the event such as TaylorMade, Theo Fennell, Etihad Airways, Ikkon, Red Bull F1 Racing and Pol Roger.

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