"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.
You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots
- but you have to play the ball where it lies" - Bobby Jones
Our inaugural campaign in Scotland highlights 25 of the country’s greatest links courses: from iconic Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast, to Royal Dornoch, ‘the star of the North’ - via the likes of Prestwick, Muirfield, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal Aberdeen, and Castle Stuart. Each of these golf clubs is being invited to periodically fly a Global-Golf4-Cancer awareness flag on its 4th hole and occasionally to host or facilitate fundraising activities.
The 2nd Global Golf4 Cancer ‘Golf-Walk’
Nick Edmund, a three-time head and neck cancer survivor and the founder of Global-Golf4-Cancer, launched the ‘Turnberry to Dornoch’ Campaign on 14th October 2018 by embarking on a 400 mile awareness-creating ‘golf-walk’. Setting off from beside the famous lighthouse at Turnberry, and finishing on the 4th green at Royal Dornoch on 22nd December 2018, Nick walked the entire route carrying a set of golf clubs and played the 4th hole at each of the 25 featured courses along the way.
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 ‘Turnberry to Dornoch’ 4-Flag Campaign, we have been able to call upon the kind support and expertise of IAGTO, the Global Golf Tourism Organisation, and GEO – the North Berwick-based Golf Environment Organisation, as well as VisitScotland and various regional golf associations. 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).