THE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB CHALLENGE CREATE THE LARGEST GOLF THEMED ONLINE AUCTION EVER ASSEMBLED TO HELP UK WOUNDED SERVICEMEN & WOMEN
The UK’s Largest Amateur Golfer Charity Event celebrating its 10 year anniversary during 2019 unites the world of golf to support the vital work of On Course Foundation
The National Golf Club Challenge (NGCC) – organisers of the UK’s largest amateur charity inter-club golf event are proud to announce the release of their 10 Year Anniversary Online Auction, supporting the vital work of On Course Foundation.
The National Golf Club Challenge Online Auction can be viewed at www.ngccauction.com
The 10 Year Anniversary Online Auction features a massive array of prizes, the likes of which have never been seen before in any golf themed auction within the United Kingdom.
Prizes include Golf Equipment from some of the leading manufacturers and retailers such as American Golf, Taylor Made Europe, Titleist Europe, Callaway Europe, Ping Europe, Motocaddy, Stewart Golf, Bushnell, SkyCaddie and many more. A huge selection of Golfing Memorabilia kindly donated by some of the World’s Top Golfers and Caddies including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Marc Warren, Oliver Wilson, Ian Poulter, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Torrance, Annika Sörenstam, Billy Foster, Terry Mundy and Dominic Bott to name just a few.
The Star Prize is a truly world class ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ golf experience kindly donated by arguably the greatest golfer ever to play the game, Mr Jack Nicklaus.
Also included is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ of a round of golf for three at the sensational Close House with European Tour legend and NGCC Patron, Mr Lee Westwood.
The prize list continues; fabulous donations from the likes of The R&A with 2019 Open Championship Hospitality, Golf Breaks at some of the most prestigious Golf Resorts in the World such as the 4* Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa Sicily and Palheiro Golf Resort Madeira, together with stunning holidays including a Four Night Safari at Garonga Safari Camp South Africa.
Rounds of Golf with European Tour Players and Celebrities including Kevin Keegan, Ronan Keating, Matt Le Tissier, Lucy Robson, Alan Smith, Charlie Adam, Sir Clive Woodward, James Taylor, Mike Tindall and Lee Dixon to name just a few and coaching sessions with the likes of Sky Sports Presenters, Mr Tim Barter, Denis Pugh, David Howell, Tony Johnstone and The European Tours Oliver Wilson.
The most impressive element of the auction is undoubtedly the sheer number of four balls on offer, in total over 1,200 Golf Clubs from across the world donated 4 balls to help raise funds so On Course Foundation can continue with their vital work to support injured UK service personnel. To help swell the list, Whole in 1 Golf kindly donated 100 4 Balls at their partner venues and all venues currently owned by Crown Golf, Q Hotels, BGL Golf, Altonwood Golf Group & Marriott Hotels added their names to the remarkable list.
Golfing experiences not to be forgotten; from the exhilarating Links Golf of Royal Troon & Turnberry, the exclusive Renaissance Club and the delightful Royal Dornoch and Archerfield in the home of Golf together with the breathtakingly beautiful links of Royal Liverpool, Southport and Ainsdale, West Lancs and Royal Lytham on England’s Golf Coast
Inland golf experiences include the exquisite Centurion Club in Hertfordshire, the brand new and exclusive JCB Golf & Country Club in Staffordshire, the iconic courses at the Belfry, the unforgettable 2010 at Celtic Manor, the perfectly manicured The Grove in Hertfordshire, the wonderful Sunningdale and the sensational London Club in Kent.
Outstanding worldwide golfing experiences include a large selection of some of the finest golf that South Africa has to offer, the sensational Lake Nona and Isleworth in Orlando, the brilliant Yas Links in Abu Dhabi, the stunning Emirates Golf Club in Dubai and the outstanding Royal Bled, Slovenia.
The full 4 Ball ‘Roll of Honour’ of Golf Clubs can be seen via this Link: http://www.4balls.uk/
Stacey Jeffries, NGCC Event Director commented, “Arguably this Online Auction to celebrate our 10 year anniversary is now the largest golf themed auction EVER assembled…definitely in the UK. The auction is set to raise a huge amount to help the outstanding work of On Course Foundation, but for me this was never the main aim when I set about assembling this auction back in November 2018. In my time working to support our injured service personnel it has become very crystal clear to me that it is not the funds, facilities or opportunities that they most value; it is the support of the public….Golf has responded marvellously, this is an unprecedented statement from golf to our wounded servicemen and women.”
Stacey went on to say “Massive kudos to all who have responded to my requests and united with us…it speaks volumes about golf that so many golf clubs have donated a 4 ball for the auction. To be fair each club will be inundated with requests every week by very worthy causes, but instead of saying no, they have grasped what was trying to be achieved and come together in this unique way to create this wonderful story for golf”.
NGCC Patron, Lee Westwood OBE commented; “The National Golf Club Challenge Team have done magnificently for a decade and have done a truly outstanding job putting this fabulous online auction together to support the wonderful work of On Course Foundation. As patron to The National Golf Club Challenge I am proud to support the auction and proud see how golf has come together in this unprecedented way to support the continued recovery of our wounded servicemen and women”
Alistair McKay Forbes, Managing Director, On Course Foundation commented; “We are delighted in the way the golf community has come together to support us and thank everyone for the contributions they have made. Despite the cessation of military operations in the Middle East the injuries and illnesses have not gone away and we continue to receive regular new referrals to us. The funds raised in this auction will help us to rebuild lives through golf, using the sport to get wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans physically, mentally and socially active again and help some of them find new careers in the golf industry.