Seven members of Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, Loudwater, took to the course earlier this month to play a marathon day of golf in aid of the charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
The initiative has become an annual fundraising event for the charity, and asks golfers to take to their courses to complete the Longest Day challenge of playing 72 holes of golf in a day. That equates to four rounds, roughly 300 shots, and a 20 mile walk in one day.
The team of seven, led by Martin White, completed the feat earlier this month and have managed to raise a staggering £1,500 for the charity, placing them within the top five percent of teams who raised money through the initiative.
“Everyone at Wycombe heights was incredibly helpful, and the day couldn’t have gone better,” commented Martin. “Coming down the 18th on our 72nd hole was a killer, but it was all worth it when we realised how much we’d raised. All in all, it was a perfect day and we’re glad we were able to raise so much for Macmillan.”
The money that the team raised will now go towards supporting those diagnosed with cancer through treatment and beyond, as well as supporting patients’ families at such difficult times.
Howard Craft, General Manager at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, is delighted with the outcome of the day:
“Martin and his team were tireless with their fundraising efforts, and showed great perseverance on the day to complete the challenge. The staff and members here at Wycombe Heights were all behind the team, and gave them support wherever possible.
“We encourage any members who want to fundraise at the centre, and hope that the success of the Longest Day challenge will continue at the end of this month when we hold the Captain’s Charity Day in support of Y.E.S. and Sense.”
The elected captains of Wycombe Heights nominate two charities each year to benefit from fundraising competitions and events held at the club. The charities for 2016 are Sense, who support and campaign for deafblind people, and the local charity Y.E.S. who offer confidential and free counselling for young adults in the High Wycombe area.
For more information on Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, visit www.wycombeheightsgc.co.uk