Global-Golf4-Cancer’s Wild Atlantic Way 4-Flag Campaign
Our inaugural campaign in Ireland showcases 40 golf clubs situated along the country’s famous Wild Atlantic Way coastal route between Malin Head in the north and Old Head of Kinsale in the south. From Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal to Old Head Golf Links in County Cork - via the likes of Rosses Point, Carne, Lahinch, Ballybunion and Waterville - it features some of western Ireland’s most celebrated and spectacular courses. Each of these golf clubs has been invited to periodically fly a Global-Golf4-Cancer Flag on its 4th hole and to occasionally host or facilitate fundraising activities.
The 1st Global Golf4 Cancer Awareness ‘Golf-Walk’
Nick Edmund, the founder of Global-Golf4-Cancer and three-time head and neck cancer survivor, launched the Wild Atlantic Way 4-Flag Campaign on 4th March, 2017 when he began a two-stage 2,000km walk around the Wild Atlantic Way carrying a set of golf clubs. During this awareness-creating ‘golf-walk’ Nick called in to all 40 of the golf clubs en route and, after playing their 4th hole, presented each with a GG4C 4-Flag. He completed the journey by playing the 4th at Old Head Golf Links on 4th May, 2018.
The location of the campaign has enabled GG4C to particularly support and ‘shine a light’ on the west of Ireland charity, Cancer Care West.
Cancer Care West: www.cancercarewest.ie
The Wild Atlantic Way: www.wildatlanticway.com
Involving the Golf Community
Golf club members, visiting golfers and the wider golfing community can all participate in the on-going campaign - particularly by spreading the word (e.g. via social media) and through sponsoring or making donations to the cause. In developing the Wild Atlantic Way Campaign, we have been able to call upon the generous support and expertise of Galway-based North & West Coast Links Golf, Tralee-based South West Ireland Golf and Dublin-based Carr Golf. We have also received great support from IAGTO, the Global Golf Tourism Organisation. This assistance has helped us maximise the awareness and fundraising potential of the campaign and to publicise it both nationally and internationally. (Watch a short video here).