Golfers will play 72 holes in a day for charity

Pictured from left to right are Kevin Moore, Peter Fletcher, Mark Ashton and Alan Smith. (s)
Pictured from left to right are Kevin Moore, Peter Fletcher, Mark Ashton and Alan Smith. (s)

A four-strong team will play a game of golf with a twist later this month in aid of Macmillan.

On June 20th Mark Ashton, of Barrow, Peter Fletcher, of Whalley, Kevin Moore, of Baxenden and Alan Smith, of Garstang, are playing under the team name “Aches Pains and Blisters” – aptly named when taking into account that they will play 72 holes of golf in a day at Clitheroe Golf Club.

The challenge equates to 16 solid hours of golf, which will require them to walk the distance of a marathon and play approximately 350 shots each.

Mark explained that they chose this challenge because of the fantastic job that Macmillan do to support those suffering from cancer.

“Cancer is a horrible disease that directly or indirectly touches everybody at some point in their lives and whilst the search for a cure goes on Macmillan supply an amazing level of support to those who suffer,” said Mark. “Peter’s father died from a brain tumour a couple of years ago and all four of us have had friends or relatives who have suffered and we are therefore very aware of the amazing work Macmillan do.”

The four have expressed their thanks to staff at Clitheroe Golf Club for their help and support.

To make a donation to the team visit: www.justgiving.com/profile/​achespainsandblisters

Pictured from left to right are Kevin Moore, Peter Fletcher, Mark Ashton and Alan Smith.