Sheffield golfer gets into swing of fundraising

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A director of a Sheffield gastropub and hotel is getting into the swing of fundraising - by volunteering to play 100 holes of golf in a day.

Stuart Hitchman, director of the Cross Scythes in Totley, Sheffield, plans to complete the challenge at Abbeydale Golf Course on July 17.

“My golfing skills won’t be the problem, it’ll be my fitness,” said Stuart.

“Never mind the mental challenge of going round the course several times, there’s about 30 miles of walking involved throughout the day – that’ll be the hardest thing for me.”

The golf-a-thon is to raise cash for Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

Seven other golfers will be joining Stuart in the event, including ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris Waddle.

“I ask for as many people as possible to sponsor me for this event - it’s a great charity and a very worthwhile cause so we all need to do as much as possible to help them,” said Stuart.

“The fact they’re a local charity as well makes it extra special. At Cross Scythes we’re proud of the work the local area and community does so we’re more than happy to help for such causes.

“I’m sure a few of our regular punters will enjoy coming down to have a laugh at me.”