England footballing legend and BBC Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has agreed to participate in a novel and new 18 hole golf challenge.
A round of golf played over 18 different holes on 18 different courses in England. Planes, trains and automobiles will ferry the former Newcastle striker between each hole, dotted around England and the UK.
Chief Executive Officer of NGM Feisal Nahaboo, known for his entrepreneurial thinking, came up with the idea for a golfing challenge whilst offering to raise funds for Shearer’s charity. The challenge will begin at Alan’s home golf course Close House in Northumberland and finish on the East Berkshire course, Crowthorne GC, where Feisal Nahaboo is a member. The day will involve a scratch match between Shearer and Nahaboo, with two different sponsors joining the pair at each hole as part of a charity fundraising exercise. Steven Glicher will be playing one of those holes and the practice is delighted to be contributing a sum towards Alan Shearers Foundation.
Nahaboo said “I’m delighted that Alan Shearer has agreed to take on this fun challenge to benefit his charity.
He has represented both club and country at the highest level and is the all-time Premier League top goal scorer, but this time it’s golf and I’ve tried to create the ultimate golfing challenge – a round of golf, played within daylight hours, on courses spanning the country, from Newcastle to Crowthorne with 16 other courses in between. We will travel by any means we can – train, helicopters and road to cover the distance between holes. Hopefully the distractions will be a leveller – as part of the challenge is that Alan has to beat me!
I’d like to thank former England cricketer John Morris for organising this event and bringing it to life. Without him, this would have never been more than an idea. I would also like to thank all the courses that have agreed to help as without them we would not have the opportunity to do this challenge and raise funds for the Alan Shearer Foundation.”
Alan Shearer said, “What a great way to play golf, I can’t wait to get started. I’ve played golf for many years but never like this! Whilst it will be tough going to make it to all the courses in one day, we will have great fun trying and if I can beat Nahaboo too and raise funds for the Alan Shearer Foundation at the same time, then it will be a fantastic day. Hopefully we can raise tens of thousands for my charity and I’m proud to be first to undertake this challenge.”
The golf challenge will take place on 16th September 2013.
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