Pair’s testicular cancer charity golf challenge

Derek Coward, Ben Lovell and Richard Kindon
Derek Coward, Ben Lovell and Richard Kindon
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A PAIR of golfers took on 18 holes at 16 different courses in Sussex and Surrey on Thursday (June 23) and raised £700 for testicular cancer charity Everyman.

Cranleigh Golf & Country Club’s golf captain Derek Coward and head professional golfer Ben Lovell took on the ultimate golfing challenge.

The duo teed off at 6.30am at Cranleigh and finished the mammoth challenge in a time of 12 hours and 30 minutes.

By 1pm, Ben and Derek had made pretty good headway and stopping for their first break at Pyrford Golf Club having completed the first 10 holes.

They set a number of smaller challenges to achieve throughout the day, like seeing how many putts they would take.

Neither Ben nor Derek had a three putt but achieved a 12 under putting during the course of the day.

The pair were joined by a number of friends; Terry Adams, Alan Fillmore, Graham Wyatt, Terry Tozer and Mr and Mrs Hughes, who kindly assisted them with their travels to each golf club.

Ben said: “One of the main highlights of the day was seeing Neil Coles at Sutton Green Golf Club.

“He was one of England’s legends, competing in the Ryder Cup and has won six decades on the European Tour.

“Derek and I would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful friends for all their help, as well as to all the golf clubs that let us play on their courses.”