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Mammoth 100-hole golf day raises £5k for charity
A MAMMOTH charity golf day at a South Bucks course raised more than £5000 for a cancer charity as amateur players took on four rounds in a day.
The event at The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course on Friday saw teams competing in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Competitors pushed themselves to the limit in the charity’s ‘Longest Day in Golf’ Challenge, with two teams completing 72 holes.
And resident professional, Andrew Simmonds, and his fellow pro Tom Simm completed 100 holes, raising over £2,000 between them.
The club also reduced green fees on the day to £10, and asked golfers to donate the remaining cost of the green fee or whatever they wished to the charity.
Mark Young, General Manager at The South Buckinghamshire said: "It is great to be able to hold such a worthwhile event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and although everyone was very tired at the end of the day, the effort was well worth it."
The James-Emery Burns Team and the Opal Passions Team played four rounds during the fundraising day at the Stoke Poges course.
Golfer James Burns said: "I have played at The South Buckinghamshire for a number of years now and really appreciate the time and the very generous gesture of waiving the green fees for us as a sponsorship donation and allowing us to complete our challenge.
“It was a fantastic day and the support from the staff and other players on the course was amazing and really helped keep us motivated throughout the day."