Golfers to swing by 450 holes in five days

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Two golfers will walk the equivalent of a marathon a day during a 450-hole charity challenge.

Andy Norris of Middleton Way, Leighton Buzzard and Bob Warner, of Beecroft Way, Dunstable, will play 90 holes a day at five golf courses in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland later this month.

Starting at Concra Wood course in Ireland, the friends will play almost non-stop from 4.30am until 9.30pm on five consecutive days, from Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27.

They are aiming to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, which funds life-saving brain cancer research.

Bob, 36, says the two are looking forward to the task – unlike any other that has been attempted in the past.

He said: “I have looked into it and I’m not aware of anyone else trying anything quite on this scale! Both charities are very good causes and mean a lot to me personally, as I tragically lost my sister-in-law Nancy to brain cancer six years ago.”

After completing 90 holes at Concra Wood, Bob and Andy will catch a few hours sleep at the Hilton Templepatrick Hotel before playing another marathon session at the on-site golf course of the same name the following day.

They will then catch a ferry from the coast of Northern Ireland to Stranraer, Scotland where supporting friends and relatives will meet them in a motorhome. After that it’s off to Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club in Dumfries and Galloway for another 90 holes, before attempting the same at Llandudno Maesdu Golf Club in North Wales.

The exhausted pair, who will be eating on the go, will complete the challenge at a club in England which is yet to be confirmed. Bob added that the duo were grateful for the help received from the five courses, as well as Today’s Golfer magazine, Tourism Ireland and Marquis Leisure.

To find out more or to sponsor Bob and Andy see