Four of Kent’s finest golf courses are lending their support to UK journalists David Garlant and Andrew Griffin when they take on the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge by playing four rounds of golf in Kent in a single day next Thursday (June 25).
The championship links of Royal St George’s, Prince’s and Royal Cinque Ports and the clifftop course at North Foreland will host David and Andrew as they attempt to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.
Both keen golfers, the duo will tee off at first light from Royal Cinque Ports in Deal, then take on the 6,340 yard Open Championship venue at Royal St George’s RSG, head off for another 18 holes at nearby Prince’s Golf Club and finally on to North Foreland in Broadstairs to complete their challenge.
With around 17 hours of light available to them on the day, they will hopefully stagger off the 18th green at North Foreland having completed a demanding 72 holes of golf.
Between the two of them, they will have played around 600 shots and walked over 40 miles and no doubt with fewer balls than when they started!
Whilst undergoing this tough task, David and Andrew will be treated to spectacular views of the English Channel, Sandwich Bay and some of the iconic white cliffs of Dover which should to help inspire them to wrap up the most testing golf day of their lives.
“All four Kent clubs are delighted to support David and Andrew for such a worthy cause and we hope that they will enjoy some calm, clement weather as any wind over the east coast of Kent on the day will make this challenge even more of an endurance test,” comments Martin Bond of Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club. “We wish them both the best of luck.”
Royal St George’s, Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports and North Foreland are all members of the Visit Kent Golf Partners Programme that promotes the wide variety of fine golf courses in Kent to the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. For more on golf in Kent, visit www.golfinkent.co.uk and follow the group on Twitter @Golfinkent.
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