THREE golfers will start a marathon golf challenge on Monday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
Adam Seal and Callum and Les Hicks spend 15 hours on the green at Brokenhurst Golf Club, playing 72 holes and running 26 miles. Adam’s father died of cancer and he has it himself, so the disease had a huge impact on his family.
The men, all golf enthusiasts, took part in the charity’s “The Big Golf Race,” which encouraged people to play either four or two rounds of golf in a day.
Adam, who runs A&J Butchers in Lymington, said, “I thought taking up the challenge would be a great way to support something that unfortunately we know only too well in my family.”
He believes the trio will finish it in about 15 hours. Adam has a golf handicap of 28, while the father-son duo Les and Callum from Ampress Welding & Fabrication in Lymington have 24 and 13 respectively.
Adam said, “We usually play golf together twice a week, but this is going to be a real test.
“We start at 6 am and hope to start the last game around 5:20 pm.
“We’re hoping for good weather and it would be wonderful if we could get a few holes in one hole to cut the time – but I’m not so hopeful!”
The men have set a goal of 3,000 pounds and have already exceeded 2,500 pounds. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK today.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bogeykings