…Nick is now taking the Global-Golf4-Cancer campaign to Northern Ireland… Click here for his interview on BBC Radio Foyle(15-minutes, opens in a new window)…
Founded in Great Britain & Ireland by three-time cancer survivor Nick Edmund, Global Golf4 Cancer (GG4C) has developed into a genuinely global campaign whose mission is to inspire the golfing community to ‘fly the flag’ and support cancer fighters worldwide.
Through utilising our distinctive ‘4-Flag’, and by encouraging clubs and event organisers to fly this flag on the 4th hole of their golf courses on special occasions, we can create a powerful and far-reaching awareness platform, while at the same time be a catalyst for fundraising opportunities within the golf community.
The idea emanates from the sad fact that 1 in 4 of us is likely to be affected by cancer during our lifetime. And from par fours, to fourballs and four Major championships, '4' is perhaps the most significant number in golf. Every golf course has a 4th hole with a pin or flag in it - one we aim at and interact with as we play the hole. The flag is a beacon and a banner; and in our campaign 'flying the 4-flag' is symbolic of what we are striving to inspire: ‘global golf 4 cancer’.
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Nick Edmund launched the 4-Flag Campaign on March 4th, 2017, when he began a walk of almost 2,000km (1,200 miles) along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland carrying a set of golf clubs. The purpose of this ‘golf-walk’ was to visit 40 golf clubs and personally deliver a GG4C 4-Flag to each club after playing their 4th hole – so raising awareness for the campaign and its goals.
Following a successful launch in Ireland and the completion of a second awareness-creating 'Turnberry to Dornoch' golf-walk in Scotland, Global-Golf4-Cancer has been establishing a series of regional flag-flying campaigns as well as a selection of special GG4C events throughout the golfing world. (Please visit our Campaigns and Events pages).
By the end of 2019 the Global Golf4 Cancer flag had flown on all 6 continents and at such famous venues as St Andrews, Pebble Beach, Royal Liverpool, Ballybunion, The Olympic Course in Rio, Durban Country Club, Royal Montreal, The Jockey Club in Buenos Aires and Royal Portrush. By 2021 it is intended that 400 of the world's finest golf clubs will be raising the flag on important dates and occasions, and at special tournaments and events.
We are of course happy for participating clubs to fly the flag whenever they wish, but are particularly keen that they consider doing so 4 times a year on the four special 'Global Golf4 Cancer Awareness Days' (4th April, 4th July, 4th October and 4th February - World Cancer Day).