GOLF: Alan Shearer touches down and tees off at Kenwick Park for charity

Alan Shearer at Kenwick Park with Louth's Mayor Andrew Leonard. EMN-140709-191733001
Alan Shearer at Kenwick Park with Louth's Mayor Andrew Leonard. EMN-140709-191733001

Business man Feisal Nahaboo challenged Alan Shearer to play him in a golf match which would see them play 18 holes of golf on 18 different courses in the UK.

And the former England international and Newcastle United football turned Match of the Day pundit flew in to Kenwick Park Golf Club by helicopter to play one of those holes on Thursday, September 4.

The day was to raise money for the Alan Shearer Foundation which supports the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle, a highly specialist disability respite, residential and social provision for people with complex disabilities.

Thanks to John White of Pelham Chartered Accountants, Alan Shearer and Feisal Nahaboo touched down in a helicopter at Kenwick Park to play the 18th hole with John White and Kenwick Park’s Men’s Captain Jim Cane making up the four ball.

After three very indifferent drive from the others, six handicapper Alan Shearer launched a fine drive which landed just 180 yards from the green.

He then struck a pure six iron which landed some five yards short of the pin on the apron. His eagle try was good for length but underestimated the left to right break and wandered some four feet away. After missing his birdie putt, he ended up with an easy five.

It is hoped that this golf match will raise more than £20,000 this year.