Stoneleigh foursome putt in the hours to complete Longest Day challenge

A hole-in-one for Mark Woolerton was just one of the highlights as a team from Stoneleigh Deer Park compled the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge.
A team from Stoneleigh Deer Park raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after completing the Longest Day Golf Challenge.A team from Stoneleigh Deer Park raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after completing the Longest Day Golf Challenge.
A team from Stoneleigh Deer Park raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after completing the Longest Day Golf Challenge.

Woolerton, Norman Moorhead, Andy Richter and Harry Smith, assisted by caddies, Johnny Reay Jnr, Steve Woolerton and Cameron Woolerton, took on the challenge of playing four rounds of golf in a day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The challenge is normally completed around one course, but the Stoneleigh team decided to crank up the difficulty and play four different courses.

The challenge began at 3.55am at Copsewood Grange and, concerned about whether they would be able to make the 7.20am tee-off time at Brandon Wood, the quartet decided to play the first hole in the dark.

Amazingly, nobody lost a ball and on the 180-yard tenth, Woolerton achieved his ace.

The team completed the first round at 6.45am and moved on to Brandon Wood.

After completing the second round they took a short break for lunch and arrived at Kenilworth GC at 12.55pm to begin the third round.

After finishing at Crewe Lane, the team travelled back to their home club to commence the fourth and final round at 5.05pm.

Cheered on by families, staff and members of Stoneleigh Deer Park, the quartet sunk their final putt of the day at 8.30pm, raising more than £3,000 in the process.

Stoneleigh Am Am Rumble Open: 1, Ron Edmondson, Gordon Mathias, Reg Dann and Brian Hicks (all Stoneleigh Deer Park) 114 pts; 2, Ray Stringer, Keith Wykes, Graham Miles and John Usher (all Stoneleigh Deer Park) 109pts; 3, Gareth Watkins (Ullesthorpe), Steve Palmer (Nuneaton) Frankie Haydari (The Warwickshire) and Bradley Watkins (Ullesthorpe) 107pts.

Marge Morgan Texas scramble: 1,Helen Dellow, Nicky Woodhouse, Steve Woolerton and Kevin Ariss (55.9). 2, Roger Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, Roy Excell and Richard Parham (56.7).

Leamington & County: Ladies’ Captain’s Day: 1, Tina Bruder, Kath Howell and Nancy Williamson (78pts); 2, Angela Eadon, Daphne Smith and Maralyn Brown (74pts); 3, Shelagh Price, Tracy Atkin and Lesley Bennison (72pts).

Nearest the pin on the 3rd: Margaret Sheepy. Nearest the pin on the 11th: Corinne Budd. Nearest the line on the 7th: Margaret Wilson.

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