Golf Professionals, Jamie Palmer and Leo Allen at Badgemore Park Golf Club completed a gruelling 24 hour challenge of non-stop golf to raise funds for Action for ME and Nomad.
The duo set off on Thursday at 5.oopm and were welcomed home by many on Friday at 5pm completing 140 holes.
Jamie said “Every year for the Captain’s charity someone always does something extra to raise a bit of money so about 6-7 months Leo and I thought we would go above and beyond and because we’re competitive we thought we would try and do 24 hours of golf which proved to be very difficult. We were never going to quit though. Some of the best holes were the ones during the night where we were using glow in the dark balls and we made a few birdies in the dark which was good.”
Leo added, “The window from between 3am to 5am was the hardest part as we both hit a bit of wall. I’ve played a 100 holes before about 5 years ago. Walking wise I knew what I was expecting. I go to the gym quite a lot and play football but I didn’t train specifically. We both looking forward to seeing our families, friends and all the members at the finish. We had people with us all night. A few members were with us until 5am in the morning. Having people with us really made a difference. I’m looking forward to a few beers and then sleep. I think we’ve raised nearly £3,000 so far so hopefully we can get a bit more tonight and over the next couple of weeks.”
Captain, Les Hines said, “They’ve done so well to complete this huge challenge and they probably feel like my niece does with ME. We’re so thankful that the guys undertook the challenge. It’s been epic, incredible and the support they have had has been superb.”