The biggest names in golf have united in support of the National Golf Club Challenge (NGCC) by asking all 2500+ of the U.K. and Ireland’s golf clubs to donate one mid-week four ball to the charity spring auction.
In its thirteenth year, the NGCC is raising money for On Course Foundation, the golfing charity that supports Wounded, Injured and Sick Service personnel. The NGCC spring auction is one of its most popular fundraising events, and with support from the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sam Torrance, Wayne Riley and many, many others, NGCC hopes to engage every club in the U.K. & Ireland in their fundraising efforts.
“We’ve raised over £2.5 million to help our wounded veterans over our 13 years, with fantastic support from a huge number of golf clubs and golf industry friends,” commented Stacey Jeffries, founder of NGCC. “This year we want to smash our previous efforts by getting every club involved. A small contribution can make such a big difference to our veteran’s lives, so I reached out to a number of our well known supporters to ask for their help. There have been so many golfers, commentators, celebrities, and sporting stars that have recorded short videos for us. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response.”
The campaign kicks off with a short video compilation of appeals from some of golf’s biggest names, leading with a heartfelt message from Sir Nick Faldo. NGCC will follow up this initial video by releasing individual video appeals from some of sport’s most recognisable names on its social media channels, including a video from Sky Sports commentator Rob Lee that succinctly comments that saying yes, will be a great help to the campaign, but will also get Stacey Jeffries off your back!.
“This is such an easy thing to do for any club. A simple cross through one mid-week tee time can make a massive difference,” continues Stacey. “Funds raised this year goes towards supporting On Course Foundations 2023 veteran recovery program, so whether you’re a 9 hole municipal, or a Major venue, adding a 4 ball at your course to our auction will help in the recovery of some of the most incredible people you could ever meet.”
You can view the initial campaign video featuring many stars of the game here: 2022 On Course Foundation 4 Ball Appeal – YouTube
Any club willing to donate to the NGCC spring auction should contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org