Marathon golf effort raises money for charity

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An effort by a trio of golfers to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support turned into something of a marathon at the weekend.

Father Andrew and sons, Ricky and Kelvin, had entered a countrywide golfing challenge to see who could card the lowest 72-hole score.

It meant a 6am start on the Searles holiday resort’s nine-hole course and eight circuits to complete the event.

After pausing for a spot to eat at midday, Kelvin said: “We don’t expect to finish much before eight this evening.”

They will raise around £500 for the charity from the support of family, friends and workmates.

“Several family members have passed away from cancer and Searles have been very supportive of our challenge,” said Kevin, underling the importance of the event to them.

As an added incentive Macmillan Cancer Support put up prizes, including a golfing trip to Portugal, for the team recording the best score.

Pictured above, from left: Father Andrew and sons Kelvin and Ricky, still smiling after six hours of golf and with only another eight to go. Picture: PETER BIRD