For the final, which was sponsored by Your Golf Travel, the teams of amateurs played off the same challenging tees as those used in the Ryder Cup contests staged there. The quality of the golf held up well, though, with Meon Valley holding off challenges from Cams Hall Estate Golf Club and The Players Club to claim the stunning Lee Westwood Cup, a brand new trophy made by Wedgwood to the same exacting high standards as the WGC trophies, and donated in aid of Help for Heroes.
The winning golfers not only get to hold on to the Cup for a year, they also won a fantastic golfing holiday to Egypt. “What a wonderful event for such a worthy cause,” said Meon Valley team captain Eddy Edwards, “and what a wonderful result for us! We are thrilled to have won such a prestigious trophy and thoroughly enjoyed an unrivalled experience playing in the National Golf Club Challenge Final at The Belfry. The Help for Heroes charity is close to all our hearts and we will carry on doing what we can to help improve the care and rehabilitation of our injured troops. This is a very worthy charity event that must grow and I am sure will grow with the support from all golf clubs nationwide.”
Also in attendance at The Belfry were the winners of the Ladies 2010 National Golf Club Challenge competition, Whiteleaf Golf Club, and the runners up and third placed clubs, Ladbrook Park Golf Club and Temple Golf Club respectively.
With each participating golf club generously contributing by hosting their own charity golf day as part of the qualifier, the National Golf Club Challenge is on course to raising over a quarter of a million pounds for the Help for Heroes charity.
After its tremendously successful launch year, the National Golf Club Challenge will double in size in 2011 with a new event in support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, working in partnership with Cancer Research UK. The Help for Heroes event will take place on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of June 2011, with a new nationwide Seve Ballesteros Foundation event on the 23rd and 24th of July, a week after the 2011 Open Championship.
For more information about The National Golf Club Challenge, please visit www.nationalgolfclubchallenge.org.uk