amateur golf
amateur golf

Nicklaus Boost for NSPCC


Europe's largest ladies' amateur tournament will be sponsored again this year by Nicklaus Golf Equipment - and is set to be the biggest and best yet.

The NSPCC Ladies' Golf Classic attracted entries from more than 12,000 players and 400 clubs in 1999 and raised 15,000 for the charity, bringing the total collected in the tournament's nine-year history to more than 100,000.

This will be the third year Nicklaus Golf Equipment has sponsored the event and the competition will be open to golfers in Scotland for the first time. World Golf Tours have donated a holiday to the Masters at Augusta worth nearly 4,000 as first prize in the grand draw.

Former world No 1 Laura Davies will once again be tournament patron. "Every lady golfer should play in this great event'" she said. "It gives them the chance to test their golf against other ladies at prestigious golf courses whilst helping the NSPCC to end cruelty to children."

During July and August, 12 regional finals will be played, with the winning pair contesting the final in October at a top venue which is yet to be announced.

For more information about the tournament or Nicklaus Golf Equipment, call David Wolstenholme, marketing director of Genesis Management Group, the exclusive licensees of the brand in Europe, on 0161 728 3522.