The longest (and hottest!) day for Lyme Regis golfers

Wes Holmes, Tom Brown, Lewis Cottam and Barnaby Down pictured at Lyme Regis Golf Club during their Longest Day of Golf (photo by George Merritt of Metrix Productions)

FOUR young members of Lyme Regis Golf Club have raised more than £2,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support, after playing four rounds of golf in a single day.

Wes Holmes, Tom Brown, Lewis Cottam and Barnaby Down took on The Longest Day challenge for Macmillan, which see teams from around the country take on four rounds of golf in a day.

The Lyme Regis team – named Fore Right due to the normal direction of their tee shots – decided to take part as all of them had friends or family members that have been affected by different types of cancer in some way.

They completed the challenge on Friday, June 17 – one of the hottest days of the year – starting at 5.30am at Lyme Regis Golf Club, and temperatures reaching about 26/27 degrees celsius throughout the day made the challenge even more difficult.

The scoring was based on the best two stableford point scores on each hole, with the boys eventually finishing the last hole in front of many donators and supporters at 7.15pm – after 14 hours, 26 miles and 72 holes of golf.

Fore Right came in with 371 points, which all team members were pleased with, and then enjoyed a well earned beer.

The team’s initial target was to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, but thanks to some particularly generous donations they started their first round with just over £2,000 and their current total sits just over £2,400 thanks to donations made on the day.

Donations can still be made online at https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/foreright1

The team would like to thank all those who have donated, as well as George Merritt from Metrix Productions who filmed the event all day, which you can find on the Fire Right Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as Fortnam, Smith & Banwell for sponsoring the team’s polo shirts, and Harvey from R&H Signs who helped with printing.

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