Karen’s epic ef­fort to help guide dogs

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

WHEN Thorpe Wood ladies skip­per Karen Black­lock an­nounced she would be at­tempt­ing to play six rounds of golf in one day, her friends thought she had to be jok­ing.

Six rounds in a week would be a good ef­fort for most of us, but six times around one of the long­est cour­ses in the area in less than 15 hours would be enough to give the most re­doubtable player pause for thought.

But ac­com­pa­nied by just a marker and her faith­ful Border Col­lie, Max, in­cred­i­bly Black­lock man­aged to com­plete her epic ef­fort to raise more than £400 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

To put that into con­text the 19-hand­i­cap­per played a grand to­tal of 109 holes, took 617 shots, 228 putts, hit 11 bunkers, amassed 169 stable­ford points and cov­ered over 35,000 yards.

To you and me that’s well over 20 miles, but for su­per fit yoga fa­natic Black­lock it was just a stroll in the park.

She said: “I re­ally wanted to do some­thing on my own to raise char­ity funds and I thought this would be per­fect but it was a pretty big ef­fort. We used a buggy for the first round when I was helped by Thorpe Wood pro­fes­sional, Suzanne Dick­ens, but af­ter that it was all on foot.

“But we coped okay and it was well worth it at the end of the day.

“A lot of peo­ple I spoke to thought it would be tough to com­plete but I was de­ter­mined to stick with the plan and amaz­ingly I had my sec­ond best ever score round Thorpe Wood of 90 on my fifth round of the day!

“And I even man­aged to get an ex­tra hole in af­ter com­pet­ing six rounds which must be some kind of record but it was worth it to raise money for such a wor­thy cause.”

Black­lock was ac­com­pa­nied for scor­ing pur­poses by Suzanne Dick­ens, Mag­gie Davey, Ca­role Tay­lor, Mar­wyn Wat­son, Clare Robert­son, Trish Crighton and of course Max.

BEST FRIENDS: Karen Black­lock and Max.

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