Women & Golf were pleased to be at the launch of Prostate Cancer UK's The Big Golf Race at The Belfry Hotel & Resort on Wednesday

To launch the 2024 Big Golf Race, Women & Golf joined other golf media, social media content creators, partners and stakeholders, as well as Prostate Cancer UK ambassadors and supporters, including former footballers Mark Bright and Jay Bothroyd, and Harry Potter actors James and Oliver Phelps, at four-time Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry Hotel & Resort on Wednesday.

The event was hosted by BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter. After learning about the impact The Big Golf Race has had and how supporting this will help save men’s lives, we enjoyed a slightly damp round on the prestigious Brabazon course 

Women & Golf were keen to be involved after learning that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime in the UK. So whilst we are a women's golf title, we felt the impact of this disease is something that is likely already being felt by a number of our readers and their families. 

What is The Big Golf Race?

Prostate Cancer UK is calling on golfers across the UK to grab their clubs, round up playing partners and take on The Big Golf Race, the UK’s biggest golf fundraising challenge, to help save men’s lives.

Among those backing The Big Golf Race for 2024 is former Masters champion and Prostate Cancer UK golf ambassador, Danny Willett. He said: “The golf community’s response to The Big Golf Race has been incredible, so it’s no surprise that it’s now the biggest golf fundraising challenge in the UK. It just goes to show just how far golfers will go to raise money for an incredible cause and I’ll be doing all I can to help them this year.”

Launch of 2024 Big Golf Race

Since The Big Golf Race was launched in 2020, more than 11,500 golfers have raised over £3.4m to help fund life-saving research to radically improve the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Golfers willing to take on The Big Golf Race have three fundraising options: the Marathon (consisting of playing 72-holes in a day and walking an average of 26 miles); the Half Marathon (36-holes over 13.1 miles) or the formidable Ultra Marathon (100-holes over 35 miles).

Take on The Big Golf Race. Sign up now.

Fundraising pack

Those who register will receive a fundraising pack, including golf balls, tees, pencils and a fundraising guide, plus there are opportunities to earn incentive gifts along the way. Golfers taking part will have a chance to win some fantastic golf prizes, with the top fundraisers winning a three-night B&B trip for four to the renowned Monte Rei Golf & Country Club in Portugal, including two rounds of golf, courtesy of Golfbreaks.

Golfers who raise over £250 are also in with a chance of winning a full bag of Titleist golf clubs worth £3,000 and fitting, and other prizes, like a Motocaddy electric trolley and bag, are also up for grabs.

To help golfers up and down the country, Prostate Cancer UK has partnered with two key organisations for 2024; the UK Golf Federation, which represents the owners of 1,200 courses in the UK, to support sponsored players in booking multiple rounds across the country, and the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), which represents UK golf brands and has also pledged to promote The Big Golf Race to its members this year.

Prostate Cancer UK partners The PGA are encouraging their members to pledge tee times for golfers taking on the challenge and HowDidiDo, which holds the handicaps, results and scores of more than 1.2 million UK golf club members, is also supporting The Big Golf Race in 2024.

To sign up to The Big Golf Race, visit prostatecanceruk.org/TheBigGolfRace