A FREE and easy-to-enter competition running across all 19 Crown Golf clubs this weekend, will help raise funds for a charity nominated by Dorset’s golf superstar Georgia Hall.
Participants will get a single putt for glory – plus the chance to win a year’s free membership. The event, already being shared widely on social media with the hashtag #oneshot, is open to the general public and takes place between 12noon and 4pm, Saturday, April 13.
Every putt is being filmed, and a compilation video of successful entrants will be published on social media after the event.
The event will raise funds for Breast Cancer UK, the charity nominated by Bournemouth-born Georgia Hall, 22, who is the reigning Women’s British Open Champion, and currently ranked the 16th best female golfer in the world.
The event involves a single attempt to hole a putt of 40 feet in length.
One chance, one shot! Entry is open to everyone, regardless of age or golfing ability. In fact, non-golfers are most welcome. After all, anyone can swing a putter.
Entry is free and there are unlimited memberships to be won but there is a catch: participants will get just one go. However, Crown Golf clubs are under orders not to make the putt too tricky…
Success will result in a year’s free membership at the venue – a valuable prize that can also be gifted to a family member.
Crown Golf’s Tim Hudson said: “As the competition is open to everyone, it’s very possible that someone who doesn’t play golf could hit the jackpot.
“In that case, it would be a great way for non-golfers to try a sport which is about so much more than just playing golf. It’s amazing for your health and your social life, too.
“We’re also hoping many people who might have previously stopped playing golf will come back to the sport if they win a membership.”
Although entry into the competition is free, participants can choose to donate to Breast Cancer UK when they take their putt.
Tim added: “It is appropriate we are raising money for Breast Cancer UK, on behalf of Georgia Hall, as we would like to see more women get into the game.
“Georgia’s world-class achievements are inspiring women of all ages to take up golf, and I think that our simple #oneshot competition is an exciting introduction to the sport.
“We’re happy to give away free memberships to anyone who can hole the putt – so young or old, come along on Saturday afternoon and have a go.”
Crown Golf owns seven clubs in Surrey, including Addington Court – one of the busiest pay-and-plays in the country – and another six in Hampshire, including Fareham’s Cams Hall, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour.
The jewel in the crown is the Jack Nicklaus-designed St Mellion International Resort, in Cornwall. There are also two Crown Golf clubs in Hertfordshire and one each in Essex, Middlesex and Gloucestershire.
Visit www.crown-golf.co.uk/oneshot to find your nearest club.