Trio to play 72 holes straight for charity
Three Deniliquin golfers are testing their skills, strength and stamina by participating in the Cancer Council’s ‘The Longest Day’ endurance golf challenge.
The challenge is to successfully complete four full rounds of golf on a single day, while raising vital funds for cancer research and prevention.
Calling themselves Deniliquin Duffers, the golfing trio of Mick Barnett, Jack Tonta and Matt Macdonald decided ‘‘why not do something we like and help out a cause while we’re at it’,’’ Mr Barnett said.
‘‘We just thought it would be a good idea because we enjoy our golf, and as well as raising money for the Cancer Council we wanted to give the challenge a crack.
‘‘If everything goes well this year we are hoping to not only just have the three of us, but grow the event and make it an annual fundraiser for the town.’’
On Sunday, December 16, at the Deniliquin Golf Club the ‘Duffers’ will start what will not only be a challenge for the team, but for themselves.
‘‘At the golf club there will be a sheet where people can place bets on which of us will score the lowest and by how much. The closest guess will receive a box of golf balls,’’ Mr Barnett said.
‘‘It just adds a bit more excitement to the day and is another way to get people to donate.
‘‘We’re playing stableford points format and we have each decided to donate $3 for every hole where we score zero points.
‘‘Others can also donate for things like $1 for every birdie or par made, holes played, or just a donation of any amount.’’
They are urging their friends, family and club members, as well as the Deniliquin community to donate. Even just a small amount can make a difference.
To sponsor the team you can go to the Longest Day Out fundraising page and search ‘Deniliquin Duffers’ or place donations in the tin at the golf club.
Mick Barnett, Jack Tonta and Matt Macdonald are getting ready to tee off for ‘The Longest Day’.