1,000km Cancer Charity Golf Trek
Cancer survivor Nick Edmund completes part one of his charity golf trek
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