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Turnberry to host National Golf Club Challenge Grand Final

By December 3, 2010No Comments

Turnberry, an Open Championship course four times over, has teamed up with The National Golf Club Challenge to host the 2011 Help for Heroes Challenge Final, sponsored by YourGolfTravel.com.
The Grand Final, to be held on the 26th and 27th of October 2011, will provide a fitting conclusion to the 2011 National Golf Club Challenge, in aid of Help for Heroes.

Thousands of golfers, from hundreds of golf clubs around the UK, will compete in The National Golf Club Challenge by playing at their local Help for Heroes charity fundraiser on the 4th or 5th of June 2011. The four top scoring clubs (from the Men’s and Ladies section) will go forward to the final, where they will compete for some fantastic golf prizes. The 2011 National Golf Club Challenge Champions will be awarded the stunning ‘Lee Westwood Cup’.

Stewart Selbie, Turnberry Resort’s General Manager, commented: “We are delighted Turnberry has been chosen as the host venue for the final of NGCC in 2011. The Ailsa Course will provide the ideal challenge for the climax of next year’s event. Help for Heroes is an extremely hard-working and high profile charity which we are delighted to support alongside our friends at Your Golf Travel.”

Home to the iconic Ailsa, an Open Championship course four times over, Turnberry offers one of the world’s great golfing experiences. Watson, Norman and Price have all won the famous Claret Jug at Turnberry. And, in 2009, Stewart Cink added his name to that exclusive list following his play-off triumph over Tom Watson at the 138th Open.

The Ailsa is currently ranked as Britain’s number one golf course by two leading golf publications and consistently rated within the world’s best. The two day National Golf Club Challenge Grand Final, sponsored by YourGolfTravel.com will include a practice day, golf clinic, overnight accommodation, the final competition, a gala dinner, guest speakers and the prize presentations.

“We are thrilled to work with the world renowned Turnberry. Playing at Turnberry truly is one of the greatest golfing experiences and is the ideal venue to conclude the 2011 National Golf Club Challenge.” said event organiser, Stacey Jeffries, “Turnberry is an exceptional golf venue, having played host to many prestigious tournaments – including The Open Championship four times.”

“With leading partners such as Turnberry and YourGolfTravel.com for next year’s Final, we are well positioned to improve on our success in 2010 by raising another huge donation for Help for Heroes.”

YourGolfTravel.com, Europe’s fastest growing golf-travel company, will headline sponsor the 2011 National Golf Club Challenge final. As long time supporters of Help for Heroes, YourGolfTravel.com contributed significantly to the challenge competition’s success in 2010.

For more information on The 2011 National Golf Club Challenge, including how to enter your golf club, please visit ngcc2011.com.



As golfing journalist, Steve offers first hand experience of the golf travel industry. Whether you are looking at Cheshire or China Steve has been there and played that!

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