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Alan Shearer taking part in charity golf challenge

Former England football legend Alan Shearer will be playing golf in Derbyshire today - but he will only be completing one hole.

Alan Shearer (right) alongside Lee Westwood at a charity golf day last year Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He is taking part in a challenge to take on 18 holes across 18 different courses all over the country.

He starts at his home course in Northumberland and finishes in Berkshire. The hole in Derbyshire will be played on the Breadsall Priory course, and he will be landing by helicopter.

It is all in aid of the Alan Shearer Foundation charity, after a similar challenge last year raised £20,000. He is taking on British entrepreneur Feisal Nahaboo in a rematch, after beating him inside 17 holes last time.

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Blind golfer hits hole-in-one

A blind golfer from Market Harborough has scored an incredible hole-in-one during a tournament.

71-year-old Jim O'Brien hit the hole-in-one on a 139 yard par three during the Peter Alliss Eye2Eye Challenge in Hindhead.

His golfing partner and guide John Grindal helped him to take the shot.

Jim, who has been blind since childhood, has played golf for 16 years.

The English Blind Golf Association said he is only the third totally blind golfer who is known to have hit a hole-in-one.

Click below to see Stuart Leithes' report:

Full report: Celebrity golf in the Midlands

Some of the country's best golfers, past and present took to the greens today alongside famous footballers, cricketers and stars from the entertainment world.

The British par 3 championship is taking place at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire. Our sports correspondent Steve Clamp swapped his clubs for a cameraman and they were given access to the very best of the action - watch his full report.


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