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MP Andrew Bingham Takes Golf Express Route to Raise Funding

Story published at 15:44, Monday, July 11th, 2016


Nick Pink (left) and Andrew Bingham MP

Nick Pink (left) and Andrew Bingham MP

Both England Golf and Derbyshire Golf are backing a Derbyshire MP’s fundraising golf challenge which draws attention to the new and exciting Golf Express project, the campaign to promote 9-hole golf to busy people.

Andrew Bingham, the Conservative MP for the High Peak, recently played 9 holes at each of seven courses in his constituency to raise money for four local Mountain Rescue teams.

The challenge started at 4.30am on 31st July at Glossop & District Golf Club before moving on to Sickleholme, Hope, Buxton & High Peak, Cavendish, New Mills and finally Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Clubs.

England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink, joined Andrew at Cavendish Golf Club and commented: “This challenge supports an excellent cause and also highlights Golf Express. The 9-hole game really is the perfect option for people who are short of time but want to keep playing.”

Andrew added: “I’m grateful to England Golf for their support, 9-hole golf is ideal for someone like myself who has a busy work schedule – 9 holes allows me to play all the game in half the time.”

Golf Express is a national England Golf campaign to promote 9-hole golf. On average, a 9-hole round can be played in just two hours, which can fit into a busy lifestyle, and it offers all the health and social benefits of the full game. In a 9-hole round a player will walk two to three miles, take over 5000 steps and burn over 450 calories.

The national golf express website – www.golfexpress9.org offers places to play across the country through its online directory and also features special offers. Golf clubs are invited to upload their offers via www.englandgolf.org/clubhouse and to take advantage of packs of marketing materials.

Andrew Bingham’s Golf Challenge is the latest in his series of annual fund-raising activities for local charities. It is sponsored by Nestlé Waters and has attracted local and national supporters, including the PGA and PING Europe.

Donations can also be made at Andrew’s JustGiving page,

www.justgiving.com/AndrewBinghamGolf

Derbyshire Golf www.derbyshiregolf.org

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