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Four Course Classic Returns This June

Marathon tournament to raise money for charity

Posted May 11, 2011 by Chris White

Play four courses from around Britain in one day all for a good cause

The Four Course Classic is returning to British golf courses this summer, as golfers from all around the British Isles aim to raise awareness and money for those with muscular dystrophy.

Golfers have the opportunity to play 18-holes on four different courses across the country, including some of the very top courses, with Celtic Manor and Royal Troon just two of 400 courses signed up. The event organisers have added another option for golfers this year with the chance to play four rounds of 9-holes in the 'half-marathon.'

The event this year takes place on 24 June and starts at first light all around Britain. It costs just £25 to enter individually or £100 as a team, and you get a full fundraising pack, four rounds of golf and a branded polo shirt and golf kit.

European Ryder Cup winning team member Darren Clarke, who participated in the 2010 Four Course Classic has said, "The Four Course Classic was a great success last year and I hope that even more golfers get involved in 2011. It's a brilliant opportunity to explore four different courses in the name of charity work!"

Prizes are on offer for those who raise the most money, but organisers are encouraging golfers to take part for the charity not the prizes, suggesting all players aim to raise around £250. Last year the top fundraisers made £7,600 and won a trip to Portugal.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign relies entirely on donations and has given examples of what the money goes towards:

£35 funds an hour of research that could lead to treatment or a cure to improve and lengthen lives.

£50 gives parents one hour with a specialist physiotherapist who can show valuable muscle-stretching techniques that could keep their child walking for longer.

£55 funds a Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Care Advisor for 1 hour, in which they can give practical and emotional support needed after a diagnosis.

£148 funds the cost of our freephone Information Line for one day so staff can provide vital support to families and healthcare professionals.

£900 allows the Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) to make a grant towards the cost of a child's powered wheelchair.

£1,875 funds staff with specialist knowledge of muscle disease - including occupational therapy, support and expert medical advice - at one of our muscle centres for a week.

£10,000 funds two months of pioneering research into the causes of and treatments for muscle disease.

£20,000 funds a fun family weekend, providing respite, expert advice and companionship for children and adults

£100,000 supports a research student through their PhD, encouraging the brightest young scientists to stay in neuromuscular research.

 

To sign up, visit www.fourcourseclassic.co.uk/

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