The Great Golf Challenge Terms and Conditions

The Great Golf Challenge rules

Updated 07/05/2021


These rules (the “Rules”) apply to The Great Golf Challenge, and by registering for The Great Golf Challenge you agree to comply with them and confirm that you satisfy the age requirements set out below. Please check this page from time to time, as we may occasionally amend these Rules and any changes will be binding on all participants and supporters.

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact The Great Golf Challenge hotline on 0300 123 1022 * and a member of our team will be happy to help you.

The Great Golf Challenge is organised by Cancer Research UK (a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247) (“CRUK”).


1. The Great Golf Challenge is a team fundraising event open to UK residents aged 18 or over.

2. Only registered participants are eligible to take part in The Great Golf Challenge and teams shall be made up of a maximum of four people.

Fundraising packs and other assistance from Cancer Research UK

1. Following your registration, we will send you information about The Great Golf Challenge and suggested ways to improve your fundraising.

The Great Golf Challenge fundraising packs (“Packs”) are available free of charge from Cancer Research UK, but there is no obligation on Cancer Research UK to issue Packs, nor does registration confer entitlement to a Pack. Only one Pack is available per participant. Requests for additional Packs cannot be fulfilled.

Upon completion of registration, participants will be able to download a fundraising pack. This pack will also be available to download from here.

2. We strongly recommend that you consult our fundraising web pages which contain tips on how to keep your event safe, legal and fun. Click here.

Sponsorship Money and Donations

1. Any monies raised in connection with The Great Golf Challenge are held on trust for Cancer Research UK, and therefore all participants have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies/donations received in connection with The Great Golf Challenge are paid to Cancer Research UK, and we ask that you do this as soon as possible after The Great Golf Challenge  finishes. Money pledged via online fundraising pages is collected automatically. Other ways to pay in sponsorship monies/donations are as follows:

  • Call the relevant telephone number given at the top of these Rules and provide credit or debit card details to make a payment over the phone
  • Send cheques made payable to "Cancer Research UK" to: Cancer Research UK, PO Box 1561, Oxford, OX4 9GZ. Stating The Great Golf Challenge on the reverse.

2. Please ensure that all sponsorship forms are filled out in full and are returned to us to enable Gift Aid to be claimed where possible.

Use of your information

1. By providing your information when you register for The Great Golf Challenge, we will use this information for the purposes of organising and administering The Great Golf Challenge, and CRUK may also contact you to discuss your fundraising activity and follow up on your progress. If you provide personal information on behalf of additional entrants, please only provide this if they have confirmed that they are happy for you to do so as we will use this information for the same purposes.

2. Your personal information may also be used for the purposes of sending communications to you where you have confirmed that you would like to receive further information about the charity’s work when registering for The Great Golf Challenge.

3. All personal data held by us will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws and CRUK’s privacy statement which can be found here.


1Fundraisers must comply with The Great Golf Challenge guidelines found in the downloadable materials (“Materials”) when using The Great Golf Challenge logo and imagery. Copyright in the Materials is owned by CRUK or its content suppliers. Photos must not be taken from the internet and fundraisers must use signed off poster templates where possible.

2. Any editorial coverage or press activity which mentions The Great Golf Challenge must be signed off by CRUK and sent to 3 weeks in advance of use.


1By posting any content (e.g. photos and videos) on The Great Golf Challenge website or social media forums (“Services”), you give Cancer Research UK a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free worldwide right to use and reproduce that content and you, on behalf of yourself and any copyright owner, waive your and their moral rights in that content in favour of Cancer Research UK.

2. Cancer Research UK may remove any content posted by you or access by you to our Services if you do not comply with these Rules.


1. Use of The Great Golf Challenge website is subject to our website terms and conditions.

2. All participants enter The Great Golf Challenge entirely at their own risk and so far as permitted by law, Cancer Research UK shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss to participants or their property that might occur as a result of their participation.  

3. Cancer Research UK does not condone irresponsible alcohol use. Further information can be found here.

4. Participants must ensure that they have consent of the owner of any premises at which they propose to hold The Great Golf Challenge event.

* Please note that calls to our hotline may be monitored or recorded to allow us to maintain our standards of customer service.