A GROUP of golfers are setting out on a marathon with a twist on Monday, June 20, by aiming to complete 100 holes of golf while walking 26.2 miles.
This is the first event that the Splinter Cell Golf Society, which formed in 2004, has organised for charity and it has chosen to support the Education for the Children Foundation.
Dave Midgley, of Belton Lane, Grantham, is very confident about their chances of finishing the challenge at Belton Park Golf Club.
He said: “I am positive we are going to complete the 100 holes. We aim to be there at 4am and tee off as early as we can to get as many holes in as possible before ‘normal’ people get there so we can allow for slower play throughout the day.
“I had heard of people doing this sort of thing for charity before on golf forums but don’t know anyone who has attempted it. It is not at all common.
“I’ve never done anything like this before. The most holes I’ve played in a day is 54 when I was a kid but I’ve done swimarathons and other things for charity.
“None of the guys have done anything like this before but we hope it’s going to be a regular event which maybe gets bigger each year.”
The group hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity, which offers children born into poverty the opportunity to build a brighter future by helping them with their education.
Dave added: “They do a lot of good work so we thought we’d try and contribute.”
If you would like to support the golfers on their challenge or to donate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MidgleyGolfMarathon