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Brean Golf Club’s PGA Professional and Director of Golf, Andrew March, has raised over £1,100 for charity by completing an amazing 100 holes of golf over the Brean course on the longest day of the year.
Andrew was raising money for the 2019 Captain’s Charity, The British Skin Foundation, and was accompanied every step of the way by Club Captain Trevor Pitt, who caddied for him.
The duo set off at 5.20am for the first of five complete rounds of golf followed by a further 10 holes and surprised themselves that they managed to complete the century of holes before 7pm, even with a couple of breaks for re-fuelling.
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The weather was superb although Andrew says his golf “wasn’t the best” but that wasn’t the aim of the day.
The idea of his 100-hole challenge came about during a conversation after Trevor Pitt had scaled the equivalent of Mount Everest on the stairclimber at Brean Splash Gym back in April, also raising money for the same cause.
Andrew walked the whole way and by the conclusion of the day had covered something like 20 miles over the Brean turf.
He was joined by his two children, Ebony and Logan, for the final two holes and was cheered home on the final hole by a crowd of members gathered on the terrace and balcony of the Brean Country Club building.
The sponsorship total raised is already in excess of £1,100 and is still rising.
Andrew said: “I would like to thank Trevor and all the Brean members and staff, friends and family who joined him for various parts of the journey to lend their support and also their generosity in sponsoring him to complete the challenge.”