Welcome to Seve Day

Honouring a true golfing great

Working with the Seve Ballesteros Foundation for Cancer Research UK, Seve Day is a European-wide charity golf tournament, run by Your Golf Travel, which gives all golfers the chance to play like Seve and be in with a chance of winning a once in a lifetime prize. Seve Day 2012 proved to be the perfect opportunity for all golfers to participate and celebrate one of the sport’s most talented and charismatic players a year after his death. 100% of registration fees and all net proceeds from Seve Day have been donated directly to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation to help beat brain cancer.

Seve Day 2012 participants received instant benefits just for taking part!

  • One FREE round of golf at The Belfry
  • One FREE round of golf at any Q Hotels venue
  • One FREE round of golf at any Macdonald venue
  • One FREE round of golf at The Shire London
  • £25 vouchers from Your Golf Travel, Direct Golf UK and Spabreaks.com
  • FREE 30 minute lesson at any Urban Golf club

About the Seve Ballesteros Foundation

for Cancer Research UK

In October 2008, Seve faced the "toughest match of his life". He collapsed at Madrid Airport and, following the discovery of a brain tumour the size of two golf balls, underwent life-saving brain surgery at La Paz hospital in Madrid. The courage and determination he had shown for 30 years on the golf course helped him in his greatest challenge.

In 2009, Seve set up the Seve Ballesteros Foundation in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for brain cancer research. His aim was to make a real difference in the fight against brain cancer. Seve was moved by the support the British public showed him during his fight with brain cancer and it became his ambition to help those diagnosed with the disease in the future.

Brain cancer

Each year in the UK around 9,300 people are diagnosed with brain and central nervous system tumours.

Although the outlook varies greatly between different types of tumours, the current overall survival rates for malignant brain tumours are poor, only 15% of people will survive for five years or more after their diagnosis.

Seve set up his Foundation in partnership with Cancer Research UK in 2009 to raise money for research into brain tumours. Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest charity dedicated to cancer research. Their scientists and doctors have contributed to most of the world’s top cancer drugs and they pioneered the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer.

Within the field of brain tumours, Cancer Research UK contributed to the discovery of the drug Temozolomide. It is used worldwide to treat people with the most common type of brain tumour. Many thousands of people have benefited from treatment with this drug including Seve himself.

Why research is needed

There are around 100 different types of brain tumour and the tumour type, and where it develops, varies with age. Treatments that can be offered to patients will vary depending on the location, size and type of tumour. This complexity increases the need for good quality, broad-ranging research.

Cancer Research UK is a world leader in basic research, aiming to understand the fundamental biological processes that are at work in cancer cells. The knowledge gained from this work will help to find new ways to tackle many different forms of the disease, including brain tumours.

Click here to find out more about the Seve Ballesteros Foundation

About Your Golf Travel

YourGolfTravel.com was founded in 2005 by Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding who maxed out their credit cards to fund the start-up of the company. Today Your Golf Travel is Europe's largest golf holiday provider and offers package trips to 3,000 courses in 22 countries and books more than 200,000 travellers each year. In December 2011 YourGolfTravel.com was ranked twenty sixth in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and was previously ranked 6th in 2010 and 15th in 2009. It also ranked as London’s fastest growing private company. Your Golf Travel has reported another record performance in 2011 with sales rising by 35 per cent to £35m, which is a 10 fold increase in just 4 years! At present we are working on a complete redesign and build of the Your Golf Travel site to enable us to continue our award winning growth rates in years to come.