Lough Erne to County Down

Global Golf4 Cancer’s Lough Erne to County Down 4-Flag Campaign
Our inaugural campaign in Northern Ireland will commence in Spring 2019 – just a few months before the country hosts its first Open Championship since 1951 at Royal Portrush.

The ‘Lough Erne to County Down’ Campaign will highlight 18 of the country’s finest golfing venues: from the dramatically situated Faldo Course at Lough Erne Resort to world famous Royal County Down at Newcastle, and will include the likes of Castlerock, Portstewart, Royal Portrush, Malone, Royal Belfast and Ardglass. Each of these golf clubs is being invited to periodically fly a Global-Golf4-Cancer awareness flag on its 4th hole and to occasionally host or facilitate cancer fundraising activities.

The 3rd Global Golf4 Cancer ‘Golf-Walk’
Nick Edmund will launch the ‘Lough Erne to County Down’ Campaign in March 2019 by embarking on a Global Golf4 Cancer awareness-creating ‘golf-walk’ around Northern Ireland. After raising the GG4C 4-Flag at the fabled Faldo Course, Nick will set off from beside the shores of Lough Erne and initially head north to Derry-Londonderry; he will then walk along the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route via Portrush, Bushmills and The Giants Causeway towards Belfast; and after visiting some of the capital’s top parkland courses will journey south around Strangford Lough in the direction of Ardglass and continue on to Newcastle, eventually finishing on the 4th green at Royal Co Down with its dramatic setting beneath the Mountains of Mourne. Nick will walk the entire route carrying a set of golf clubs and play the 4th hole at each of the 18 featured courses along the way.

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Involving the Golf Community
Golf club members, visiting golfers and the wider golfing community can all participate in the campaign - particularly by spreading the word (e.g. via social media) and through sponsoring or making donations to the cause. In developing the ‘Lough Erne to County Down’ 4-Flag Campaign, Global Golf4 Cancer is fortunate to have the support of IAGTO, the Global Golf Tourism Organisation, and North & West Coast Links Golf, as well as the Northern Irish Tourist Board. Their expert assistance will enable us to maximise the awareness and fundraising potential of the campaign and help us publicise it both nationally and internationally.

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“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less”. C. S. Lewis

Raising the GG4C flag in Ulster
"Belief drives you through time of self-doubt. It empowers you to make every single second count. Belief keeps passion alive and ambition burning strong. It can give you the power to do things you just didn't think were possible, and the ability to get up every morning and do it all again.” Rory McIlroy