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May 30th, 2018

One Million Yards in 24Hrs with 8,000 Balls

Now that's what we call a challenge!

A team of amateur golfers from S&G Response, based in Wilmslow, are taking on the ultimate golf challenge and attempting to collectively drive golf balls a total of one million yards in just 24 hours. Starting at 3:30am on the 24th July at the Trafford Golf Centre, the team will individually hit golf balls until they reach the target of one million yards, the equivalent of lining up 22,248,175 golf balls.

The S&G team are taking on this gruelling challenge in order to raise money for the Manchester based charity focused on reducing homelessness in the local community, Street Support. This is a critical time as homelessness is on the rise with an estimated 1 in every 200 people in the UK sleeping rough or in temporary housing during 2017. In Manchester alone 1 in every 154 people are experiencing homelessness.

Street Support works in partnership with people experiencing homelessness, charities, voluntary groups and concerned citizens. Through their work, every £18,000 raised will provide one person experiencing homelessness with a year’s employment and training to help them improve their living circumstances. Find out more about Street Support here: https://streetsupport.net/

In addition to the one million yard challenge, on the day there will additional activities and events for people to join in with, and they would welcome everyone to join them to cheer on and support the team. Visitors can get involved with golfing challenges, making donations and entering into the prize draw with a chance to win big, or even stepping up and taking a swing. There’s even some Manchester United and Manchester City tickets up for grabs!

S&G Response’s team of four will be working hard to ensure they each drive golf balls a distance of 250,000 yards each, within the twenty-four hour time limit. Using FlightScope’s state of the art radar technology ‘Mevo’, in conjunction with the ‘Mevo’ app, each shot will be accurately measured and recorded to determine the accumulative yards during the event.

If you want to contribute, you can donate to their Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/onemillionyards

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TAGS: Tournaments, Players, Golf Bedlam, News, 2018