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Help for Heros

THE HELP FOR HEROES CHALLENGE TROPHY NAMED ‘THE LEE WESTWOOD CUP’

Lee Westwood to Patron the National Golf Club Challenge

European number one, Lee Westwood, has thrown his weight behind the 2010
National Golf Club Challenge charity golf event, in aid of Help for
Heroes.

Lee has not only agreed to show his support by becoming a patron of the
event, he has also given permission for the Challenge Trophy – being
commissioned by Wedgwood, creators of the stunning World Golf Championship
trophies – to bear his name.

Presently fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking, Lee won the inaugural
European Tour Race to Dubai, the Portugal Masters and the Dubai World
Championship in 2009. Firmly establishing himself among the current golfing
greats.

In speaking of his support for the Challenge, Lee said “Together we have
the chance to change the lives of those who have sacrificed and endured so
much so we might live full and free lives. Many brave men and women have
suffered often the most horrendous injuries in the line of duty and these
heroes deserve our wholehearted support in July.”

Lee went to say “I am honoured to become patron to the challenge and deeply
humbled to be asked by Wedgwood to name the National Golf Club Challenge
Trophy ‘The Lee Westwood Cup’ continuing Wedgwood’s long tradition of
naming their stunning trophies after some of the most iconic golfers the
world has ever seen.”

Wedgwood (and Waterford Crystal) now part of the WWRD group, have enjoyed a
long association with professional golf, producing among others, the
stunning World Golf Championship trophies for the USPGA.

“In designing the World Golf Championship trophies, not only did we want to
create beautiful trophies that would be worthy of these great tournaments,
we also wanted to create iconic pieces to which some of the great
contributors to the game of golf, pioneering players who have represented
all that is good about the game, would be pleased to lend their name.”
commented Gerry O’Keeffe, manager for Sports and Special markets at WWRD.

“From great players of the past to great players of today,” Gerry
continued. “Lee Westwood exemplifies the professionalism of the modern day
game displaying all the hallmarks of the truly great sportsman, the perfect
candidate to carry on the tradition and lend his name to another great
trophy.”

The Stunning ‘Lee Westwood Cup’ will be hand thrown and turned out of blue
Jasper and hand decorated with white bas-relies golfing and military
figures forming the main design features. The trophy will be mounted on two
blue jasper plinths and all edges hand gilded in 22 carat gold.

The trophy, now in the design phase, will go through an intensive sixteen
week process from design through modelling to construction.

The National Golf Club Challenge, to be held on the 24th and 25th July,
will bring hundreds of golf clubs, and thousands of golfers together on the
same weekend as part of a nationwide charity golf event.

Stacey Jeffries, event director, commented “The ‘Lee Westwood Cup’ will
stand as a magnificent symbol of the UK golfing community coming together
to benefit our injured armed forces.”

The format for the National Golf Club Challenge is simple; the Challenge
will coincide with each participating golf club’s monthly Stableford event.
With each club turning the day into their own charity golf event, raising
much needed funds for the Help for Heroes charity.

The competing clubs will submit their aggregate scores from their 10 best
scoring players. This will determine the top 6 golf clubs against standard
scratch, who will then be invited to compete in the National Final for some
outstanding tournament prizes, including golfing holidays to Egypt.

The Grand Final, sponsored by YourGolfTravel.com, will be held on 11th and
12th October at The Belfry, one of the world’s leading golf resorts, and
four times host to the Ryder Cup.

For more information on The National Golf Club Challenge, including how to
enter your golf club, go to http://www.nationalgolfclubchallenge.org.uk or
http://www.ngcc2010.com.

For more information on the Help for Heroes charity and the work they do
please visit their website: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk.

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