A team of four amateur golfers from the Isle of Man will attempt to break the Guinness world record, by playing golf on six courses on six continents and all in just six days.
The Golf Global Challenge will be funded by the Isle of Man government and will help to raise money for the Isle of Man’s Commonwealth Games team who will compete in Melbourne in March 2006.
The team tee off in Cairo at 06.45 on January 26th 2005 then travel to Singapore, Sydney, Santiago and Miami. The final stop will be the Isle of Man’s own 18 hole golf course, Castletown Golf Links, where the team will take part in a ‘shotgun’ competition against 14 corporate golfing teams. In total the team will travel more than 30,000 miles and endure 108 of the toughest holes in the world.
The round-the-world golfing team, will be led by Brian Kelly, owner of Mann-link Travel, the largest travel group on the island. Also taking part are, David Dean, Chairman of Charterhouse Group International Ltd, one of the leading financial services employers on the island, Basil Bielich, partner with Isle of Man accountants Browne Craine & Co. and Adrian Cleevely, an engineer.
“The Isle of Man Government is pleased to be able to offer their support to the team and to have the opportunity to be a part of this commendable event which will benefit awareness of the Isle of Man as an international centre for business and leisure activities,” says Chief Minister, Donald Gelling CBE CP MLC. “The team has a real challenge ahead of them, but once they get into the swing of things I am confident they will be successful in their attempt at this record.”
David Dean, Chairman of Charterhouse Group International Ltd said he hoped the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team would break records next year in Melbourne. “There can be no better way to help the fundraising cause than by breaking a Guinness world record as well,” he says. “We are all just hoping for a few hole-in-ones!”