Golfers help to raise £5,000 in charity marathon

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Visiting golfers to Abbey Hill Golf Centre helped to raise more than £5,000 for Willen Hospice and Cancer Research UK.

Seventy-one golfers from the RHC Golf Society arranged a special Charity Day including an 18-hole team and individual competition on the Main Course, plus a four-man ‘100-Hole Heroes’ golf marathon which teed-off at 4.20am, with a target of completing 100 holes of golf before nightfall.

The golfing quartet of Steve Cooper, Tim Lawman, John Marshall and Jason Beckett comfortably accomplished their marathon charity task by 8pm, even finding time to manage a beer and a snack before completing their final 18 holes.

In the more conventional afternoon golf tournament, 67 players competed individually and as teams, with ‘Pickersgill Dream Team’ – Mark Annis, Simon Draper, Adam Jarreat and John Crook – from Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands GC, taking team honours with 85 points, with fellow club member, Terry Kidd, taking the individual event with 42 points.

During the event, golfers were also given the opportunity to take part in ‘Beat The Pro’ and ‘Hit The Green’ challenges and, following the game, took part in a raffle that included tickets to see The Killers in concert at Wembley.

Gordon Forster, Abbey Hill Golf Centre General Manager, said: “I must congratulate RHC Golf Society organiser Chris Rogers for a stunning and innovative, Charity Day. To raise more than £5,000 in a single day is a fantastic achievement, and for four of his guys to complete 100 holes before nightfall was amazing. They all deserved a well-earned pint in the evening.”

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