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Fab Four to play four rounds in a day

FOUR golfers from Hawkstone Park Golf Club will be looking to make the most of 17 hours of mid-summer daylight by playing four rounds of golf in a day to raise £1,500 money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Teeing off on Monday, July 1 at 5am will be Josh Gresty, from Whitchurch, Tim Jones, of Shrewsbury and brothers Callum and Tom Welch, who live in Weston-under-Redcastle.  They will be participating in Macmillan’s nationwide ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge’ which challenges golfers to take on four rounds in one day to raise funds.

The quartet, which has already raised £1,000, will look to complete the four rounds on the Hawkstone Course by sunset at 9.38pm.

Speaking about the challenge, Josh Gresty said: “We are all low handicap golfers and we’ve played two rounds of golf in a day on a number of occasions, but taking on four rounds in a day is new territory for all of us.  We’ll really have to pace ourselves throughout the day and make sure that we have lots of snacks and drinks in our golf bags to keep us going.

“We chose to take on the challenge because our president, Dale Benbow and our captain, David Driver de Valle are both cancer survivors and we have been inspired by their positivity.  To date, we’ve already received £1,000 in donations which we’re really grateful for and we’ve set ourselves a target of £1,500.

“When our alarms go off at 3.30am on July 1, we’ll be hoping that we’re greeted by some great weather.”

The golfers have set up a Just Giving page for anyone wishing to make a donationhttps://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/thebarts

Earlier this month, another Hawkstone Park member Sharon Jones, also completed four rounds of golf in a day to raise £1,000 for blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Pictured are: Josh Gresty, left, and Callum Welch with Hawkstone Park president Dale Benbow.