Quartet's Super Effort

Well over £1700 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Research by four North East golfers who took on the mammoth Longest Day Challenge.

Well over £1700 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Research by four North East golfers who took on the mammoth Longest Day Challenge. Wilton Golf Club's Steve Garbutt, Richard Daley, Paul Greenmon and Lee Woolams played four rounds back-to-back on the same day.

They started the first round at 5.10am, continued on to their second at 8.45am, began the third at 1.30pm and set off for the final time at 6pm - and just made it back before the sun set.

As well as the physical effort, the players had to contend with 50mph gales with branches being blown off trees as they played.

Steve said: "In spite of the weather all four of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience and also the support received from people on the course and in the clubhouse."

Collectively they finished with a respectable 330 points - a total of 42 under par.

Things are certainly going well at Wilton at the moment and the course is in superb condition. It has just featured as part of another highly successful annual Redcar, Saltburn and Hartlepool Golf Week.

The event features six of the Tees Valley's top courses - Wilton, Hunley Hall, Saltburn, Cleveland, Seaton Carew and Hartlepool - and is organised by Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool councils, with funding from the regional development agency, One North East.

Each course hosts daily four ball, better ball competitions with scores of enthusiasts taking part. This year's event ran from July 9 to 13.

 

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