Cricket legends, Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham and Shane Warne will be taking eachother on in a unique golf challenge on Thursday 21st July – playing one hole on 18 golf courses in one day, travelling to each by helicopter.
The charity event will start at Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, with the pair playing the first hole, teeing off at 6am as part of two four ball teams. The teams will then be playing one hole at courses in 17 other cricketing counties across the UK, including Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire, Thorndon Park in Essex, Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey and The Belfry in Warwickshire, before the final hole at The Marriott in Worsley, Lancashire at 8.30pm.
Sky will be travelling with Ian and Shane to film the challenge which will raise money for the Beefy Charity Foundation. The Foundation helps to fund specific projects relating to chronic illnesses and other challenges faced by young people. The charities the foundation currently supports include BTRS (Brain Rumour Research and Support), BDFA (Batten Disease Family Association), CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).