BBC Children in Need
Titleist has helped to raise over £374,000 for BBC Children in Need as four avid golfers bid for an exclusive tour player experience at the Titleist National Fitting Centre.
The BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show Super Swing Package is a once-in-a-lifetime prize that was won by Steve Fessey, Simon Hassell, David Barral and Geoof Mortimer, who came out as the highest bidders in the one-off charity auction.
Each went through a full fitting session for Titleist golf balls and clubs, before being taken to Titleist and FootJoy’s European Headquarters for a tour of the facility and to receive a fitting for FootJoy golf shoes and apparel.
They will go on to put their equipment to good use through the course of the golfing package, culminating in their participation in the BMW PGA Championships Pro-Am at Wentworth in May.
“I’ve always wanted to be a professional golfer, so what greater opportunity to donate to an incredible cause" - winner David Barral
Jonathan Loosemore, Titleist’s director of leadership, explained the brand’s involvement in more detail. He said: “IT has been great to welcome the four winners to start this process, leading up to the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am. With their very generous bids, our prize winners have offered great support to BBC Children in Need and we are delighted to do our bit alongside the European Tour, as well as Chris Evans and Vassos Alexander of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.”
During the ultimate golfing week at the BMW PGA Championships, each winner will visit the Radio 2 studios, receive luxury accommodation, hospitality and transfers, play golf two of Europe’s leading Ryder Cup stars and the Breakfast Show’s Evans and Alexander.
Joy for Titleist winners
The excitement was clear to see amongst the winners, as they enjoyed the first part of their incredible prize. David Barral said: “I’ve always wanted to be a professional golfer, so what greater opportunity to donate to an incredible cause and have the chance to be fitted by the amazing team at Titleist and FootJoy ahead of playing with one of the best players in the world at the BMW PGA Championship.
“The fitting experience was out of this world and something I would recommend to any golfer looking to purchase new equipment. I can’t wait to put my new clubs into play at Wentworth.”