GOLF will hit the streets of Cooks Hill today for World Urban Golf Day.
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The event is expected to bring more than 50 golfers onto the fairway of Bull Street and raise funds for Youth Off The Streets.

Organiser Robert Pavement-Tee said all money raised for the support service would be used in Newcastle.

‘‘We’re taking golf to the streets to get youth off the streets,’’ he said.

Mr Pavement-Tee said the sport gave golfers a chance to use the irons in an unusual setting, and had run successfully in the area since 2006. Special off-course balls are used for added safety.

‘‘Playing in the street has improved my skills on the green,’’ Mr Pavement-Tee said.

‘‘In six years we’ve never had an injury, breakage or complaint.’’

The Newcastle event, which starts at the Oriental Hotel, is part of a week-long worldwide festival that includes France, the United States and Norway.

Registration is $10 and includes a shirt.

STREET PROJECT: Mia Manton and Roger warm up yesterday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

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