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30,000 Golfers Recommend It


A call for all UK golfers to sign up for the UKís largest charity golf club championship

Follow in the footsteps of Gary Linekerís nephew and sign up for the largest charity golf championship in the UK. Duane Lineker, a 15 year old golfer playing off a handicap of seven, who was the winner of the 2000 Help the Aged/Unisys golf club championship will be pitching his putter against another 30,000 amateur golfers in a bid to secure the coveted title for a second year running.

Sam Torrance, Darren Clarke and Beverly Lewis have all given their official endorsement of the championship which has now become an established regular at a quarter of all golf clubs in the UK and looks set to grow even further this year with the introduction of four new regional finals.

Sam Torrance MBE, 2001 European Ryder Cup Captain who is appealing to golf clubs to get their registrations in before it is too late. He said: "I am delighted to support the Help the Aged Unisys Golf Club Championship, so donít miss the opportunity to play on some of my favourite courses and you could end up participating in the National Final at the Belfry, home to the 2001 Ryder Cup."

For a registration pack, Golf clubs should call the charity Golf Championship Hotline Tel: 020 7239 1922 or register on-line at

Closing date for registrations 18th May 2001.

All golfers with a maximum handicap of 24 (men) or 36 (ladies) are eligible to enter, with the first stage of the Championship taking place at golf club level. The standard of golf is very high and the Championship enjoys the privilege of being an established regular on the Golf Club Secretaries calendar of events.

The winner of each club competition will then go through to play at one of the twelve prestigious regional finals, all being held at national championship courses, winning participants will then go through the National Final at the Belfry on Monday 8 October, just days after the 2001 Ryder Cup. Finalists could also find themselves spending the day with some very well known faces.

Every club that registers to participate in the championship by 31st March 2000 will be entered into a prize to win two free tickets to attend one of the Championship days at the 130th Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

The Championship will raise £65,000 and every single penny will go towards the Help the Aged healthy active ageing campaign and to funding projects ion areas close to all of the national and regional finals.

The Regional Finals will take place from July to September 2001 at the following twelve clubs, which have been carefully chosen for their excellent courses, location and entertainment facilities: *New regional finals

Hawkstone Park, Nr Shrewsbury, 31st July

Forest of Arden, Warwickshire, 2nd August

*Dalmahoy, Nr Edinburgh , 7th August

*Slaley Hall, Northumberland, 14th August

*Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire, 16th August

East Sussex National, Uckfield, 21st August

Royal Portrush, Portrush, 22nd August

Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, 28th August

Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire, 30th August

St Mellion, cornwall, 5th September

Hollins Hall, West Yorkshire, 11 September

The Final Ė 8th October

The Belfry, Wishaw, Warwickshire


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