Duncan aims for perfect 10
Golf marathon for a great cause
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