Dun­can aims for per­fect 10

Golf marathon for a great cause

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Most golfers are left tired af­ter 18 holes - but Kirkhill pro­fes­sional Dun­can Wil­liamson has set him­self a tar­get of com­plet­ing 180 in less than 24 hours.

Dun­can is tak­ing on the chal­lenge of com­plet­ing 10 rounds of his home course on June 18 for a worthy cause.

He hopes to raise £2,000 for the Beat­son char­ity by com­plet­ing the chal­lenge, which will start at 2am and will not fin­ish un­til well into the even­ing.

Each round will see him walk over 6,000 yards, or 3.4 miles.

Dun­can, who turns 60 later this year, has al­ready com­pleted eight and nine rounds in one day and can­not wait to try to go one bet­ter this time round.

He said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to it. I wanted to do some­thing for a good cause and the only things I know how to do well are walk and play golf.

“I’ll be start­ing at 2am and the first nine holes at least will be played in com­plete dark­ness. I’ll just need to hit the ball dead straight.

“When I played the eight rounds the first nine holes were in dark­ness and I never lost a ball and chipped in twice.”

Dun­can has pre­vi­ously raised money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

He chose the Beat­son be­cause of can­cer’s abil­ity to bring pain to any fam­ily.

“My own dad died of can­cer in 1999 at the age of 69,” he said.

“It’s some­thing that af­fects ev­ery fam­ily. This is my chance to give some­thing back.

“The Beat­son is a great cause. I’ve set a tar­get of £2,000 but to be hon­est that is ir­rel­e­vant be­cause peo­ple have al­ready been so gen­er­ous.”

Dun­can will be helped on his way by 10 mem­bers who will cad­die for him.

He said: “I get great sup­port from the club. The mem­bers have been great vol­un­teer­ing to come out and sup­port me even in the early hours of the morn­ing.”

Dun­can has set up a Just Giv­ing page to help raise as much money as pos­si­ble. To do­nate go to www. just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/Dun­canWil­liamson1.

Off we goDun­can is ready to set off on a golf­ing ad­ven­ture

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