Longest way to play golf round

KEEN golfers are teeing up for a 16-hour marathon round to raise funds for cancer care.

Pals Chris Spence, Daniel Gray and Kevin Howell are organising the 26-mile round at Longhirst Golf Club as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge.

Usually the fund-raiser covers 72 holes on the longest day of the year, but the Longhirst group are adding an extra 28 to make it the longest Longest Day event.

The 12-strong team will start their round at 4.45am on Thursday, June 21, to ensure they have enough time to complete the challenge and will make more than 5,400 shots between them.

Anyone wishing to organise their own Longest Day Golf Challenge should visit www.macmillan.org.uk/golf or call 0300 100 0200.

To support Mr Spence’s team visit www.justgiving.com/chris-spence13