Golf club members in 24-hour fundraiser

West Chiltington Golf Club charity challenge SUS-140508-091741001
West Chiltington Golf Club charity challenge SUS-140508-091741001

Seventeen members of West Chiltington Golf Club plus Digby the black Labrador took part in a 24 hour golf challenge to raise money for the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, this year’s nominated charity of both the mens and ladies sections.

Organised by Captains John Stevens and Jane White it began at 1200hrs on Friday 1st August and carried on through the night to finish at 1200hrs on Saturday 2nd August.

The aim of the challenge was to play as many holes with one ball in 24 hours as possible and the sponsors had the chance to estimate how many holes were achieved and how many strokes were played. Flashing golf balls and torches saw us through the hours of darkness to complete over 220 holes.

The players represented all sections of the Club the oldest having just celebrated his 80th birthday and Digby the Labrador one of the new “doggy” members who accompanied his owners for 36 holes.

Report and picture contributed by Karen Thorpe.