Golfers wanted to play 72-hole marathon

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KEEN golfers are being urged to tee up and take on a gruelling charity golf challenge.

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for teams of local people to take on a golfing fundraiser on its behalf before the end of August.

The challenge sees players take on a 16 hour, 20 mile, 72 hole game of golf.

Teams take on the challenge on a local golf course of their choosing, before the four teams with highest scores and highest sponsorship totals, head to the prestigious Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal to play for the Longest Day Golf trophy.

Macmillan is hoping golfers taking part in the challenge across the UK will raise over £330,000 to help the charity fund its vital cancer services.

Fundraising manager, April Davidson said: “This challenge is always hugely popular with golfers so we hope we’ll get a few last minute entries.

“All you need to do to take part is get a team together, pick a day to take on the challenge and book time at a course.

“Everyone who takes part has the chance of being taken to Portugal to play on a wonderful course in a stunning area.”

For more on the fundraiser and how you can get involved in the event, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/golf, call 020 7840 4614 or e-mail golf@macmillan.org.uk.