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Ryder Cup legend sets epic challenge for Edinburgh golfers


By Editor - Posted on 03 March 2010

Ryder Cup legend sets epic challenge for Edinburgh golfers

Ryder Cup-winning captain Sam Torrance has challenged Edinburgh golfers to test their game to the limit by signing up for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Four Course Classic – the UK’s biggest golf challenge.

The Four Course Classic challenges golfers to play four courses in just one epic day. Teeing off at sunrise on Friday 18 June, each team of four will need to play 72 holes in 16 hours covering 15 miles of fairways – and that’s without any trips to the rough!

Local courses Swanston Golf Club and Glencorse Golf Club among eleven others have already signed up to take part with the promise of many more to follow across the region. They are among 500 nationwide courses to have already agreed to support the Four Course Classic, including this year’s Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor and the home of golf St Andrews.

Sam Torrance said:

“The Four Course Classic is the UK’s most exciting new golf challenge. Test your golfing limits by playing four different courses in a day and help the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign in its fight against muscle disease.”

To sign up your team head to www.fourcourseclassic.co.uk and select your chosen courses. For just a £25 registration fee, each player will receive their four complimentary tee times, golf kit including balls and a polo shirt, and full fundraising support to help you raise as much sponsorship as possible.

All money raised from the Four Course Classic will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscle disease. It has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for over 50 years, and is dedicated to improving the lives of all babies, children and adults affected by muscle disease.

It funds world-class research to find effective treatments and cures; provides free practical and emotional support; campaigns to raise awareness and bring about change and awards grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs.

For more information about the work of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign please contact Dominique Vincent, PR Manager, on 020 7803 4844, mobile: 07827 241 043 or email: d.vincent@muscular-dystrophy.org

· More than 70,000 babies, children and adults in the UK have muscular dystrophy or a related condition. A further 350,000 people are affected indirectly as family, friends or carers.

* Muscle diseases cause muscles to waste and weaken making it hard for those affected to do even the simplest of tasks. The conditions don’t just affect the muscles in the arms and legs but the heart and respiratory muscles too. There are no cures and many affected children don’t live to reach adulthood.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign marked its 50th anniversary in 2009.