Four young golfers braved the rain at 5 a.m. last Thursday (18 July) to tackle the first of 4 rounds of golf at Badgemore Park Golf Club. Their quest was to successfully complete the 72 holes on foot and carrying their clubs to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The idea was proposed by Matt Eggleton, who works at the golf club but who is a relative newcomer to golf, having only started playing 2 years ago.
He was joined by Angus Harris-White (aged 18) and brothers Owen and Oli Saunders (aged 17 and 15). Their brightly coloured shirts contrasted starkly with the downpour and the sodden greens that greeted them for the first 2 rounds. However, the sun was shining brightly when they completed the challenge 14 hours later. As well as playing 72 holes of golf, they walked 50747 steps (equating to 23 miles), and yet still looked remarkably calm and relaxed with their final putts on the 18th green just after 7 p.m.
According to Matt, the worst part was putting through puddles! They all agreed that the best part was that they have already raised £565 for Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to help these young golfers to increase this total, please contribute via the following link