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Wirral to putt cancer in its place

A WIRRAL-based cancer charity has launched The Ultimate Golf Challenge.

The UTS Foundation aims to help the 12,000 people on the Wirral currently living with cancer. The Ultimate Golf Challenge requires golfers to play 72 holes (four rounds) in their team of four, in any 24-hour period until the end of August at a golf course of their choice.

The top 18 fundraising teams will progress through to The Finals of The Ultimate Golf Challenge, which will take place next month at Caldy Golf Club. Here the 18 teams will get to experience ‘A day in the life of a professional golfer’ in partnership with Playfair golf events. All finalists will also receive complimentary VIP tickets to the gala dinner at Wirral’s only five-star venue, Hillbark Hotel, in October.

Famous names already involved include former Liverpool manager Roy Evans, former Liverpool striker John Aldridge and Bromborough-based European Tour player Paul Waring.

Colin Roberts, director of the UTS Foundation, said: “By donating to, or helping to raise funds for, the UTS Foundation not only are you helping people, saving lives and giving a life worth living, you are making an investment in your local community.

Caldy captain John Crosby added: “Each year the captain gets to choose a charity of their choice, I choose the UTS Foundation, it’s very close to my heart and the work they do with post cancer care is exceptional.”

To take on this challenge, participants will need a team of four, a tee time at their course of choice. Golf is a sport synonymous with the Wirral and many golf courses have signed up to support the challenge and will offer discounted green fees to anyone taking on The Ultimate Golf Challenge.

For a list of golf courses taking part check out the website

To complete the challenge participants will walk around 20 miles and stay on the course from sunrise to sundown so for tips and tricks to successfully complete 72 holes in a 24 hour period visit