Andy’s marathon round helps charity

ANDY Leigh, the Golf Foundation’s regional development officer, played nine holes at the same number of course to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice which provides free services to adults with life limiting illnesses in the North Staffordshire area.

ANDY LEIGH

ANDY LEIGH

Andy LeighAnd the Chorley Golf Club member’s marathon was also aimed at raising the profile of a Staffordshire County Golf Partnership initiative Golf Express.

It has encouraged 20 clubs to offer a nine-hole pay-and-play option in an attempt to get more people back into the game in addition to cutting the time to complete a round.

Leigh was joined by five other supporters of the cause including Iain Lancaster, the North West manager for England Golf, as the group teed off at the crack of dawn and completed the 81 holes at dusk.

Leigh said: “We have collected around £600 for the charity and raised the profile of an important initiative being piloted by England Golf in Staffordshire.

“The Golf Foundation recognises that shorter formats of the game also appeal to junior golfers and is something we encourage clubs to offer.”

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