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Beat Lee Westwood and he'll be delighted!
January 13, 2012

The Golf Foundation's 'Charity Challenge' gives members at golf clubs all over the country the chance to test their coolness under pressure and take on one of the world's finest golfers, Lee Westwood.

The Ryder Cup star has generously puts his name to this unique event in the golf club diary, throwing down the gauntlet to adult club golfers to return a net score in a medal competition that is less than his own first round score in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Mike Round, Golf Foundation Chief Executive, said: “This contest between Lee, a great friend of the Golf Foundation, and many of the club members is always good fun and well supported by golf clubs which are keen to help us raise funds.”

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood was supported himself as a boy through a Golf Foundation coaching scheme and he now helps to encourage champions of the future. When he won the Golf Foundation Age Group Championships in 1987 and 1988, little did he know that 12 years later he would become Europe's number one golfer.

What he did know was that the Golf Foundation's coaching schemes were invaluable, which is why he is an official HSBC Golf Roots Ambassador. Now Lee would like you to help HSBC Golf Roots by taking part in the Golf Foundation Charity Challenge, currently in its twelfth year.

In 2011, golfers from all over Great Britain tried to beat the Worksop wonder, who carded a 71 in his first round at Royal St George’s in July. Lee will be teeing it up again at the Open Championship on July 19 at Royal Lytham. Do you think you can beat him and help the Golf Foundation raise funds?

Golf Foundation Charity Challenge poster
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All you have to do is play in a designated medal at your club between April and July and your net score will be set against Lee's first round score in the Open Championship. If you beat him, Lee will be delighted to send you a signed certificate to prove it.

The Golf Foundation Charity Challenge is open to all golfers with a recognised handicap under the current Ladies' and men's handicapping schemes. Your Club Secretary or Professional has all the details. Take up the challenge and help us to discover the champions of the future.

The entry fee is just £2.50, which goes to the Golf Foundation for the development of junior golf, and every entrant will receive a free golf ball from their Club Professional, kindly donated by Titleist.

For further information on the Charity Challenge please contact Jane Johnson on 01992 449830, or visit the Golf Foundation website, where you will find a letter of invitation, entry forms and a poster to display at your club or place of work.

The Golf Foundation is a British Isles charity committed to developing the sport at junior level by supporting the implementation of national development plans and working in partnership with the golfing bodies in England, Wales and Scotland. Each year more than 750,000 children across the British Isles benefit from the initiatives and resources available through the Golf Foundation.

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