Stars find fairway to help youngsters

Celebrity captains in a charity golf event faced off yesterday [Thurs] before next week's showdown.

Celebrity captains in a charity golf event faced off yesterday [Thurs] before next week's showdown.

The inaugural Prince's Trust Challenge Trophy amateur golf tournament is at Slaley Hall in Northumberland on Thursday with the celebrity teams captained by former athletes Jonathan Edwards and Steve Cram.

Yesterday, the pair played pitch and putt at Parklands Golf Club, Gosforth, to promote the contest between the Earl of Durham's team and the Duke of Northumberland's.

Jonathan, who captains the Duke's team, said: "The people of the North-East are mad about sport, so I hope they will show their support for the Prince's Trust Challenge Trophy and help young people right here in the North-East to turn their lives around."

Steve, for the Earl, said: "This is going to be a hotly contested battle between the Duke's Team and the Earl's Team, held at four great sporting venues with more celebrities than you can count."

Stars include Peter Beardsley, Niall Quinn, Glenn McCrory and Steve Harmison. Leading North golfers Ken Ferrie and Graeme Storm will be acting captains for the Duke and Earl.

Trust regional director David Beavis said: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play golf with some very high profile celebrities whilst contributing towards a great cause."

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