Young players get in the fund-raising swing

A QUARTET of golfers from Ponteland were among those involved in a national event which requires those taking part to play four rounds of golf in one day to raise funds for a cancer charity.

James Mole (Year 11), Jack Wright (Year 11) and Elliot Barker (Year 10) from Ponteland High School, along with Richard Robson-Crosby (the young professional from Ponteland Golf Club), recently set out to play four rounds in 24 hours – the same number of rounds professionals will play over four days in a regular tournament.

They started their first round for Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge at 5am and completed the mammoth 72 holes at 9.15pm. Between them, the lads have already collected over £1,500, but the total is rising as more people become aware of what they have accomplished.

Ponteland High School’s Headteacher, Kieran McGrane, said: “This is an outstanding effort by the boys, particularly in raising so much money for such a worthy cause.

“We are very proud of what they have achieved and their motivation for doing it.”