amateur golf
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Ladies Day aims to be the largest ever charity sports event. It is hoped that nearly 100,000 lady amateur golfers across Britain and Ireland will compete in the same one-day event on June 9 to raise 1 million for the Association of Children's Hospices.

Early pre-registrations from 1,000 clubs has given the event 40,000 individual entries, which already makes the event the largest individual sports event of any kind. The Guiness Book of Records will audit the entries to rubber-stamp the world record, and Sky Sports is covering the event.

An on-line leaderboard will be in operation to collate the scores from up to 2,000 clubs across Britain and Ireland, and to establish the Ladies Day Champion - this in itself will be the largest ever on-line results service.

The competition format is individual stableford over 18 holes, based on three-quarter handicap. Free tickets to the Laura Davies Invitational are on offer to all entrants, and the total prize and incentive fund tops 250,000.

Ladies Day has the high-profile support of Cherie Blair, Minister for Sport Kate Hoey, The Baroness Sharples and Laura Davies, and celebrity participants include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mia Carla, Pauline Quirke and Sandi Toksvig.

The organisers hope that Ladies Day will become an annual event to raise funds for children's charities. For further details call 01704 514 666.