Ian Pessall, Mike Wass, Chris Miller & Ben Miller will all be raising money for Prostate Cancer this June.
The gentlemen will be featuring in The Big Golf Race, which is expected to have wider representation this year, as golf clubs become more comfortable following the COVID-19 pandemic.
For this summer, the charity is urging the public to join the cause and help save fathers, grandfathers, brothers, husbands, sons and friends from the heart-breaking disease that kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
The quartet will be tackling The Big Golf Race on June 17, 2022, at Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort – which played host to the second event of the 2022 EuroPro Tour season.
Each person will play the golf course in full on four occasions, which should mirror 26 miles of walking in a single day.
The group targeted this cause and charity as men are overly susceptible to facing these issues as they age.
Ian Pessall said: “I’m taking on The Big Golf Race as my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer following a Prostate Cancer UK-organised testing day in Telford. He was showing no symptoms but decided to go for a test anyway.
“He then went through a year of radiotherapy before he finally got the all-clear and, without that day of testing, we may have never found out. He is now back to full health and playing more golf than me!”
Nicola Tallett, Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK said: “Golf has been so influential in spreading the word about prostate cancer, but sadly this disease still exists at every golf club.
“Prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes – roughly the time it takes to play three holes of golf – so we need to continue to drive home this serious message.
“We’re delighted with how many players and clubs took part in the Big Golf Race in 2020, with our supporters getting involved in their droves and raising vital funds to support life-saving research and to support men affected by prostate cancer and their families. We hope many more golfers will take part this year and in years to come.”
The PGA EuroPro Tour is thrilled to support this fantastic cause, and if you want to help their mission in raising funds and awareness for this deeply saddening scenario, you can do so below.