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Mega Putt Challenge huge success at BMW PGA Championship

With more than 1,400 spectators in attendance raising in excess of £7,000 by participating in the Anniversary Mega Putt Challenge during the recent BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, the charity event has been hailed a huge success.

Donations were set at £5 per entry, which earned participants three attempts at a monster 60-foot putt in the Championship Village during the flagship event – measuring one foot for every year of the championship – and 1,420 spectators took part with 100 per cent of the donation benefitting the Official Charity of the BMW PGA Championship 2014, Challengers.

Those who entered the contest received a limited edition BMW PGA Championship golf ball made by Titleist as well as entry into the Mega Putt Challenge Grand Prize Draw which saw the winner taking home an excellent prize of a full set of golf clubs, also from Challenge sponsor Titleist.

“I can't tell you how please I am to have won such a prize and contributed towards the great amount raised for the charity,” the proud winner said. “I had an awesome day at Wentworth at the BMW PGA Championship. It was the first time I've ever seen the professionals live and it was quite an experience. Thanks to all at The European Tour!”

Although the grand prize draw was the main hook for players, every golfer who entered and successfully holed the Mega during the championship was entered into a daily prize draw with the chance of winning a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter.

Five golfers of the 69 successful players who holed the difficult shot of the first hole on Wentworth’s iconic West Course can now lay claim to owning a Scotty Cameron, courtesy of Titleist Golf.

Official Charity Challengers are dedicated to providing exciting and challenging play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people through their play and youth centres in Guildford and Farnham, as well as a range of community based projects across Surrey and surrounding areas.

The charity received a total of £7,100 from the Mega Putt Challenge, which took the total raised for during the BMW PGA Championship week to a total of £75,000.