Starting at dawn this Saturday, six of Avoca’s keenest golfers will don the ugliest shirts in their closet and tee off on a mission to play 72 holes of golf to raise money for a worthy cause.
As part of the Cancer Council Victoria’s Longest Day Challenge, Brad Gothard, Nick Coghlan, Justin Williams, Nathan Coghlan, Matt Veitch and Ash Callander are
preparing to tackle a massive four rounds of golf in just one day.
The Longest Day challenge is currently in its sixth year and aims to raise money for cancer research.
The group said they expect at least 12 hours of play to complete their task, but admit it’ll probably be closer to 16.
Event organiser Ash Callander said just about everyone has been affected by cancer in some way or
another and the golf marathon was a good way to raise some cash and have some fun.
“My dad had a cancer scare earlier this year and so we thought it was a really good cause to get behind,” Callander said.
They are asking people to donate via the Avoca Country Golf Club’s Facebook page, via The Longest Day website or showing support by heading out to the Avoca Golf Club course this Saturday from 11 am.
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