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Young Lincolnshire golfers needed for British Heart Foundation charity event

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Young golfers in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to sign up for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Junior Golf Championship 2014.

The long running competition returns to the region with qualifying rounds taking place at Belton Park Golf Club in Grantham, on Friday May 30 and in Scunthorpe at Holme Hall Golf Club, on Wednesday April 23.

Winning and top fundraising teams will on to compete in a prestigious regional final at Oulton Hall, Leeds, this summer.

As well as competing against juniors from across the north of England, top fundraising teams will also be in with a chance of meeting Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood and a host of other top prizes.

Junior Golf Co-ordinator Carl Jones said: “This competition is perfect for young golfers of all experience levels. We’ve had high handicappers just starting out in the game to young players who’ve represented England at junior level in previous years. Everyone is welcome.

“As well as the opportunity to compete in an exciting competition with some fantastic prizes, our players will be raising money to fund the fight against coronary heart disease. Unfortunately, this remains the UK’s single biggest killer and can affect anyone at any stage in life.

By taking part, golfers will be helping to raise vital funds that will help the BHF continue its vital research, support and care for those living with heart disease.”

Teams of three junior golfers will compete at qualifying rounds across the region this Spring. Teams are open to all junior golfers who hold a handicap and can be made up of any combination of boys and girls aged 11-18.

Schools and golf clubs looking to enter a team should contact Roger Blakeman on 01476 568424 or email rogerandin@aol.com. For a full list of qualifying rounds or to find out about Junior Golf Championship volunteering opportunities visit bhf.org.uk/juniorgolf.

 

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