Northenden Golf Club

Golf Challenge in aid of Captains' Charities

Most of you are probably aware that this year’s Captains charities are Alzheimer’s Research and Stroke UK. In order to raise money for these worthwhile charities we organised a 90 hole challenge and four of our members kindly (and bravely) agreed to attempt the challenge - Alexi Hughes, Peter Baker, George Crawshaw and James Branton teed-off at 5am on Monday 5th July.

Additionally, we organised a sweep stake to raise funds by guessing the nearest time taken for 72 holes. The earliest guess for 72 holes started at 10hrs. How wrong could we be??? They finished 3 complete rounds in 5hrs 50mins. The total time for 72 holes was 8hrs 48mins and 56 secs and this included  48mins for a change of clothing and a lunch break!!!!  (The £100 prize goes to Brendan Scott as he selected the 10hrs slot).

Following a further drinks break, the fab-four continued and completed 100 holes, taking 14hrs in total!!!!! They all averaged 53,000 steps and completed 40 kilometres.

Congratulations and a massive thank you to all four of you on completing such a difficult challenge.

As a result of this monumental effort the current total is over £4,500, which is superb! However, if you do wish to donate you can do so via the JustGiving link below, or as a cash donation via the office.

Garry Aspinall

Captain NGC


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