March 17, 2011 3.51 pm This story is over 136 months old

City golfers challenged by Ryder Cup winner

Golf challenge: Lincoln golfers are being encouraged to take part in a challenge for charity.

Ryder Cup winner Sam Torrance has challenged Lincoln golfers to sign up to the UK’s biggest tournament, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Four Course Classic.

The annual tournament is held on June 24, the longest day of the year, and each team of four have to play 72 holes in 16 hours, across 15 miles of fairway.

Golfers can choose which courses they play the challenge at.

The challenge is in aid of UK charity Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, which fights muscle-wasting conditions.

Lincoln Golf Club has signed up to take part in the challenge, along with 500 courses agreeing to take part, including Celtic Manor.

Torrance said: “The Four Course Classic is the ultimate challenge for any keen golfer.

“Putting the last of 72 holes is bound to feel amazing, and so will raising money to help families affected by devastating muscle wasting conditions.”

The event costs £25 to register, which can be done over the phone or via the website.

All money raised from the Four Course Classic will go to the charity, which will help fund research into treatments and cures as well as specialist equipment.

Source: Muscular Dystrophy | Photo: Allie from Vancity