Michael Davies, local government reporter / / News

More than 1,000 golf balls rained down on a green in a charity golf challenge with a difference.

Rather than being hit one by one from a tee, the mass of balls were dropped 90ft from a helicopter hovering over a makeshift hole at the Cowdray Park Golf Club in Midhurst, West Sussex.

The event was organised by Portsmouth based Atlas Helicopters owner Mike Burns, who came up with the idea after being asked to raise money for the Treloar School in Hampshire, which provides education, care, therapy medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities.

Each ball was sold for £5 and, with spectators standing well clear, the white spheres crashed down to earth, with two landing in the hole.

The two winners received £250 each and £4,500 was raised for the school.

Captain Burns said: “We were delighted with the result, but more pleased with the money raised for such an important charity.”

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4,500 balls at £5 a go = £22,500. I think your HEADLINES wrong again

4,500 balls at £5 a go = £22,500. I think your HEADLINES wrong again TIMBURRY4,500 balls at £5 a go = £22,500. I think your HEADLINES wrong again

TIMBURRYwrote…Think you'll find it is 1,000 balls at £5 which is £5,000. Each winner received £250 so multiply that by 2 is £500. Take that away from the £5,000 and you are left £4,500 which is the total in the article so I think you are the one who is wrong.

[quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: 4,500 balls at £5 a go = £22,500. I think your HEADLINES wrong again[/p][/quote]Think you'll find it is 1,000 balls at £5 which is £5,000. Each winner received £250 so multiply that by 2 is £500. Take that away from the £5,000 and you are left £4,500 which is the total in the article so I think you are the one who is wrong. petef94TIMBURRYwrote…Think you'll find it is 1,000 balls at £5 which is £5,000. Each winner received £250 so multiply that by 2 is £500. Take that away from the £5,000 and you are left £4,500 which is the total in the article so I think you are the one who is wrong.

TIMBURRY 1,000 balls were dropped at the price of £5 making £5000, with two winners each getting £250 makes £500 off the total. therefore raising £4,500 for charity. here endith your math lesson

TIMBURRY 1,000 balls were dropped at the price of £5 making £5000, with two winners each getting £250 makes £500 off the total. therefore raising £4,500 for charity. here endith your math lesson ExcuseME!TIMBURRY 1,000 balls were dropped at the price of £5 making £5000, with two winners each getting £250 makes £500 off the total. therefore raising £4,500 for charity. here endith your math lesson

ExcuseME!wrote…Who paid for the golf balls and hire of helicopter surely must come into equasion???

[quote][p][bold]ExcuseME![/bold] wrote: TIMBURRY 1,000 balls were dropped at the price of £5 making £5000, with two winners each getting £250 makes £500 off the total. therefore raising £4,500 for charity. here endith your math lesson[/p][/quote]Who paid for the golf balls and hire of helicopter surely must come into equasion??? LAWgullExcuseME!wrote…Who paid for the golf balls and hire of helicopter surely must come into equasion???

5000 Golf balls @£1 each £10000 hire of helicopter = £10000 Loss

5000 Golf balls @£1 each £10000 hire of helicopter = £10000 Loss LAWgull5000 Golf balls @£1 each £10000 hire of helicopter = £10000 Loss

the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range

the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range ExcuseME!the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range

the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range

the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range ExcuseME!ExcuseME!wrote…Shhh...the green brigade will be here shortly to criticise the pollution caused by this. Only a flying bicycle will have satisfied them.

[quote][p][bold]ExcuseME![/bold] wrote: the helicopter company ran the event so only the cost of the fuel would matter which the owner of atlas helicopters would have paid for and the golf balls were probs from the driving range[/p][/quote]Shhh...the green brigade will be here shortly to criticise the pollution caused by this. Only a flying bicycle will have satisfied them. FatherTed11ExcuseME!wrote…Shhh...the green brigade will be here shortly to criticise the pollution caused by this. Only a flying bicycle will have satisfied them.

petef94wrote…TIMBURRYwrote…They changed the HEADLINE and left my comment on

[quote][p][bold]petef94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: 4,500 balls at £5 a go = £22,500. I think your HEADLINES wrong again[/p][/quote]Think you'll find it is 1,000 balls at £5 which is £5,000. Each winner received £250 so multiply that by 2 is £500. Take that away from the £5,000 and you are left £4,500 which is the total in the article so I think you are the one who is wrong.[/p][/quote]They changed the HEADLINE and left my comment on TIMBURRYpetef94wrote…TIMBURRYwrote…They changed the HEADLINE and left my comment on