A determined Doncaster golfer has tee’d off on an energy sapping charity challenge - attempting to play more than 250 holes of golf in one day. Aidan Willis, 19, struck his first shot at Hickleton Gold Club just after sunrise at 3.30am this morning and is hoping to complete the marathon challenge before dusk tonight.
It will be the third time he has taken on the huge task - and he is hoping to notch up 14 rounds before tonight to beat previous years when he played ten and twelve rounds in one day.
Proud mum Suzanne said: “He is flying round and this is the third time he has done something like this.
“He wanted to beat his own record and although it is hard work he is confident of getting round.”
Aidan, of Mayfield Road, Sprotbrough, who has been a member at Hickleton since he was six, is playing on his own in order to raise funds for cancer charities. A family friend died from the disease several years ago which spurred him into action.
Each round includes playing a full eighteen holes of golf - and a five mile walk - meaning by the end of his challenge he will have completed 70 miles and 252 holes.
Added Suzanne: “He flags a bit during the middle of the day, but he normally gets a second wind and keeps going. He can’t use a buggy - he has to walk the whole course.
“As soon as he completes one round, he starts again on the next.” “We are very proud of him. He is determined to do it and beat his own record.”