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King of Skins title up for grabs
May 18, 2011

A chance to play against European Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy is up for grabs in an innovative and exciting competition launched by SKINS, the manufacturers of compression wear for golfers.

The King of Skins competition is open to all amateur golfers and requires pairs of them to register as many nett birdies as possible over 18-holes in a bona fide club tournament.

It will be staged during May, June and July and the pair recording the highest number of nett birdies in each of the Professional Golfers' Association's seven regions in the British Isles will scoop a prize most amateur golfers would pay a fortune for.

That's a day's golfing with McIlroy at The Belfry, the iconic venue that has staged the biennial Ryder Cup match with the Americans a record four times.

They will play the famous Brabazon course and take on one of the world's most exciting young golfers in a 'Skins' contest on at least three of its holes and participate in a question and answer session with him afterwards.

As well as offering golfers the chance of a day to remember, the King of Skins competition aims to raise money for UNICEF, McIlroy's nominated charity.

To that end, the £10 it costs each pair to enter the competition via a dedicated website - - will go to UNICEF.

McIlroy's involvement is part of the three-year sponsorship deal he agreed with SKINS last autumn and David Ling, the company's UK general manager, said: " Everyone at SKINS is really excited about the involvement with Rory and the competition.

"The golfing prize of a lifetime is on offer to 14 golfers and it's an opportunity to raise some money for a very worthwhile cause."

SKINS G400 range for golfers has been designed specifically to cope with the stresses and strains golf imposes on the body and McIlroy wears it at every opportunity - both on and off the course.

"There are a number of products like this around but I've found SKINS to be the best and most effective," he said.

"That's probably because their G400 range apparel has been designed with the golfer in mind. I wear them on and off the course, especially during the long flights I have to make to play in tournaments. I feel a lot fresher after a flight if I've worn them."

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