Legends back 2012 Four Course Classic

And Golfmagic sign up to take on the 72-hole, Darren Clarke-backed challenge for the Muscular Dystrophy campaign


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Open champion Clarke is supporting the event for third successive year
Six-time major winner Faldo has also put his name behind the scheme

Darren Clarke, Sir Nick Faldo and Peter Alliss are challenging golfers to go the extra mile at this year's Four Course Classic - the UK's biggest charity golf event.

Tackling four 18-hole courses on the longest Friday of the year on June 22, each team of four will cover 15 miles of fairways in 16 hours in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscle disease.

“Playing 72 holes in one day is the ultimate challenge and a great way to really testing your golf skills and stamina,” said Clarke, who is supporting the event for the third year in a row and helped last year's event raise more than £40,000.

“Signing up to this event could help to save the lives of thousands of children and adults who often face disability and even an early death.”

Hundreds of prestigious golf courses across the UK have signed up to support the challenge, offering free tee times to participants. The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has also pledged to get in touch with any courses golfers want to play which are not currently signed up to the scheme.

Each player will receive their four complimentary tee times, golf kit including balls and a polo shirt and will need to raise the minimum sponsorship of £250.

Winners will receive some great prizes including a golf holiday and Sir Nick Faldo signed memorabilia.

For more information visit www.fourcourseclassic.co.uk

Golfmagic takes on the Four Course Classic

On May 4, 2012 I will be taking on the Four Course Classic in order to raise money for the MDC and also to encourage others to take part come June.

Being a full six weeks before the main event, we will have significantly less daylight to finish the challenge and will be teeing off before sunrise and putting out 72 holes later in darkness.

The challenge will see us take on Hoebridge, Burhill, Silvermere and Hersham Golf Clubs. For more information and to sponsor us, visit our JustGiving page - and don't forget to follow me on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the fun.

Every penny is going to a superb cause and will be greatly appreciated.


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Hello GMers.

As you can see from the article, I will be tackling the Four Course Classic. If you could click through and have a read of what we’re doing, that would be super.

And if you can spare a few pounds, it would be much appreciated and it’s going to a superb cause.


Main article - information on the Four Course Classic

JustGiving page - more on our challenge and how to sponsor us

Posted: 06/03/2012 at 16:53

Is teeing off before sunset really that unusual?

Posted: 06/03/2012 at 19:50

No, but teeing off before sunrise is!

Posted: 06/03/2012 at 20:38

good luck to you's

ive done 100 holes in a day before very tiring

Posted: 06/03/2012 at 21:10

SimonS wrote (see)

Is teeing off before sunset really that unusual?

I think you need to get some new reading glasses, mate

Thanks to the two of you who have contributed so far.


Posted: 07/03/2012 at 09:10

Best of luck Alex

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 16:25

Not saying sorry for bumping this, good cause.

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 01:04

I'm getting "page cannot be displayed" message when I click on the main article link


Posted: 15/03/2012 at 17:30


The link is directly above the first post in the Related Article section, Hampshire (I've fixed it now, anyway.)

Thanks for the donations so far guys. If anyone else can donate a few quid, it would be much appreciated. If every forum member donated a pound, I'd smash my £250 target!

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 11:26


Which is the worst major meltdown?
Jean Van de Velde - 1999 Open (73%)
Rory McIlroy - 2011 Masters (5%)
Adam Scott - 2012 Open (0%)
Jordan Spieth - 2016 Masters (11%)
Greg Norman - 1996 Masters (11%)
Arnold Palmer - 1966 US Open (0%)