These golfers tackled the MANKINI GOLF CHALLENGE to raise money for charity

"If you'll pardon the pun, it definitely took some balls to bare themselves to the elements!"

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

These golfers tackled the MANKINI GOLF CHALLENGE to raise money for charity

Here at GolfMagic we do enjoy a bit of light-hearted fun in the name of a good cause. 

That's why we were delighted to get some information sent over to us from our friends over at Bird Hills Golf Centre in Berkshire. 

They held a Mankini Golf Challenge on 2 September for Prostate Cancer UK and braved the chilly conditions to bare all. 

Prostate cancer affects approximately 47,000 men a year with an average of 15,000 deaths. 

The charity golf challenge was completed to try and highlight how important it is for men to get themselves checked over early enough.

Prostate cancer has sadly affected members at their club.  

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"We hope that by doing something brave we will show support for the many men facing this battle that you are not alone, support is out there," the club's management team said. 

Four men took part along with the golf management team of Mark Gomm and Hannah Edwards. 

They pegged it up at 4pm from the first tee and the match was played over nine holes, with the winner Gary Maunder winning by three shots. 

The club are always looking for more players to take part. 

The event started last year and originally started as a bit of chat and banter in the bar. 

Last year they raised more than £800 and this time around the total was £2026. 

The players who took part were Kemal Sen, Michael Connelly, Christian Martin and Gary Maunder. 

If you are brave enough to get involved next year you can contact info@birdhills.co.uk

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