1,000km Cancer Char­ity Golf Trek

Cancer sur­vivor Nick Edmund com­pletes part one of his char­ity golf trek

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Asia is now in the sights of for­mer Faldo De­sign Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Nick Edmund af­ter he suc­cess­fully com­pleted the first 1,000km of his epic cancer char­ity aware­ness walk along the length of Ire­land’s spec­tac­u­lar Wild At­lantic Way.

The golf in­dus­try vet­eran has been on the road for two months af­ter set­ting off on 4 March from Ire­land’s most northerly point, Malin Head, walk­ing with a golf bag on his back and stop­ping off at golf clubs along the way to play the 4th hole at each one.

He ar­rived at Gal­way Golf Club at the week­end to a hero’s wel­come from friends and sup­port­ers, com­plet­ing the first half of his mission when he sank his putt on the course’s fourth green.

It marked 56 days of walk­ing for the 56-year-old, who is tak­ing a break from trekking the route over the sum­mer – to pro­tect him­self from the sun, and avoid tourist traf­fic, as he is in re­mis­sion from skin, head and neck cancer – be­fore tack­ling the re­main­ing 1,000km on 4 Septem­ber, when he sets off again from Gal­way Golf Club to fin­ish at the Old Head of Kin­sale on 1 Novem­ber.

How­ever, Nick won’t be putting his feet up just yet. Hav­ing stayed on for a few days’ rest and re­lax­ation in Ire­land with his wife, Teresa, who joined him to cel­e­brate their 30th wed­ding an­niver­sary the day af­ter fin­ish­ing his walk, Nick flew out to Viet­nam to at­tend the Asia Golf Tourism Convention staged by IAGTO in Danang. IAGTO is sup­port­ing Nick’s Ire­land trek as an of­fi­cial spon­sor, and Nick will launch his Global-golf4­can­cer aware­ness build­ing and fundrais­ing cam­paign in Asia at AGTC, as part of a plan to take it around the world.

Af­ter re­turn­ing from Viet­nam, Nick plans to head back to Ire­land to visit the re­main­ing golf cour­ses he will be stop­ping off at on the sec­ond part of his Wild At­lantic Way

En­nis­crone Golf Club in Co Sligo

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