Posted on Feb 26, 2024

-Industry to encourage golfers to take on biggest fundraiser in golf this summer-

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), the leading trade body representing UK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services, is lending its support to The Big Golf Race – the major fundraising campaign organised by Prostate Cancer UK to help save men’s lives.

BGIA members, including top equipment brands like TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist and PING, will be alerting customers to the campaign and sharing information about how golfers can undertake 36, 72 or 100 holes in a day this summer.

Currently, 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in the UK – making it the most common cancer in men. Golfers are being encouraged to get their mates together, choose a course and date to suit, and get sponsored to take on The Big Golf Race. Since its inception in 2020, more than 11,500 golfers have helped raise £3.4m to fund lifesaving research to radically improve the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.

“The BGIA is proud to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s Big Golf Race this year, helping to encourage even more fundraising efforts by golfers to benefit men across the country,” said Chairman Martin Wild. “The BGIA aims to drive participation and collaboration in the game and this campaign clearly demonstrates the difference that golfers can make to wider society,” he added.

Commenting on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, Head of Events & Community Fundraising Seren Evans said: “We’re so grateful to the BGIA and its membership for adding their support to Prostate Cancer UK’s Big Golf Race campaign this year and believe it will encourage even more golfers to pick up their clubs and help fund vital lifesaving research.

“More than 12,000 dads, brothers, best mates and partners die every year from the disease in the UK. But the golf community is changing the game for men through The Big Golf Race, the fantastic support of golf club captains and those hosting charity golf days, and to now have the backing of the BGIA will help us to have even more impact in the sport,” she added.

Set up in 1919 as ‘the voice of the golf industry’, the BGIA operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA), the national trade body representing the UK’s sports and play industries.

Golfers and organisations wishing to take on The Big Golf Race this summer can contact Prostate Cancer UK’s golf team on 020 3310 7289  or at [email protected] or sign up here:


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