Northmapton Students Get in the Swing for Sport Relief
Students at Moulton College, Northamptonshire, are getting into the swing for charity and teeing up in a golf marathon to help support the 2014 Sport Relief campaign.
Students – and staff – are being encouraged to take part in Swing for Sport Relief at the college with those taking part paying 50 pence for ten shots in a golf simulator which is both helping raise money and also distance in the marathan challenge.
The event is being organised by College Sport Maker Alex Le Guével, who is planning to measure just how many yards are totted up throughout the day.
He says: “Our target is to complete the equivalent of as many marathons as possible in one day.
“I will be recording each shot’s distance and we will be organising a competition between the tutorial groups taking part while there will also be a prize for the individual who produces the highest combined yardage from their 10 shots.”
The event, on March 21st, is being supported by the Northamptonshire County Golf Partnership as part of their work with the college to encourage students and staff to give golf a go and enjoy its health and social benefits under the Get into golf banner.
Says David Davis, county development officer for the Northamptonshire CGP: “This is a great idea – as well as giving people a taste of swinging a real golf club, this event will raise valuable funds for a very worthwhile cause.
“Golf is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities and a lot of clubs are offering flexible membership options for those who are continuing their studies in further education and may find their opportunities to play golf limited by their workload.”
The college is also holding a Sport Relief Zumbathon.
For the latest details of what is in offer in Northamptonshire visit the activity map at www.getintogolf.org
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