Celebrities go into sporting battle for the honour of their county

Twenty matches will play four-ball better ball matchplay over 18 holes of the Hunting Course, Slaley Hall, Northumberland.

Twenty matches will play four-ball better ball matchplay over 18 holes of the Hunting Course, Slaley Hall, Northumberland.

The 80 competitors will comprise 42 players paying £500 per head, three players from each of the six Tier One sponsors (18 in total), and 20 celebrities (one in each four ball).

There will be 40 players representing the Duke of Northumberland and 40 players representing the Earl of Durham. Handicap will be a maximum of 24 for the men and 30 for the ladies.

Handicap allowance: four-ball better ball matchplay. Back marker (lowest handicap) to concede strokes to the other three players based on 3/4 of the difference between the full handicaps.

Men will play off the white tees and ladies off the red tees. All competitors must have a caddy (caddies to carry clubs or use of electric trolleys or pull type would be permitted).

There will be a caddies' briefing on the morning of the event.

The event will take place at Slaley Hall over one full day. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be available on arrival.

Following the 18-hole event, a presentation dinner and charity auction will be held.

The charge is £500 per player.

For more details contact Julie Moorhouse, event manager at ncjMedia, on (0191) 201-6119, or email julie.moorhouse@ ncjmedia.co.uk

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