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GOLF: Dedicated dozen take on golfing marathon for charity
A GROUP of golfers have raised in excess of £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after tackling 72 holes in one day at Weymouth Golf Club.
The dynamic dozen began the challenge at 5.20am and were out treading the fairways for over 14 hours before eventually finishing at 9pm.
Tom Howden was the main organiser of the event and was delighted with the final outcome.
He said: “It was really good. The first three rounds were okay but that final one was the challenge.
“It was quite tough both physically and mentally, and I think we all went through peaks and troughs.
“Everyone kept each other going though and I think the fact we kept score and had a bit of stableford competition helped too.
“We started around 5.20am and finished at 9pm with a half-hour break for lunch in between, and the fact the weather was good was a big plus too.”
Commenting on the amount of money raised, Howden went on to add: “I think we are probably going to get somewhere around the £1,200 mark which is fantastic.
“All of us have been touched by cancer at some point so it is more than a worthy cause.”
Joining Howden on the challenge were Tom Hastie, Mark Parker, Matt Wash, Paul Hamblin, Jason Madden, Adrian Mitchell, Cliff O’Grady, Brett Dunster, John Russ, Paul Wash and Dave Burton.
Anyone still wishing to make a donation can do so by texting MOGD72 followed by the amount to 70070 (eg MOGD72 £5).
Alternatively, you can visit justgiving.com/marathonofgolf
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