Trio to play 72 holes straight for char­ity

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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’.

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