TWO Comrie men are preparing to raise money for a good cause ... by playing SIX golf courses in a single day.
Graham Newbold and Bill Knox are aiming to raise the fundraising stakes by taking on one more course than they did on their previous outing.
Bill explained: “The golf marathon has been going on for years. Originally it was done by Jim Hall and Tom Grant, who took part for 10 years.
“However, two years ago we took up the challenge and we played five courses throughout a day.”
Bill and Graham managed to raise over £3000 in 2010, which went to CHAS.
This time round, they have added a sixth course.
“Last time, we found we could have squeezed one more in.”
The duo will play nine holes at each course, starting at Auchterarder at 7.30am and moving on to Gleneagles, Muthill, Crieff and St Fillans, before finishing at their home club, Comrie.
“We are both members of Comrie, but we have played on all of the courses that are part of the challenge.
“And all of the courses have been great, giving us freedom of the course at no cost.”
And throughout the day, Bill and Graham will be supported by friends and family, who take turns caddying at the various courses.
“At Comrie it will be our wives that will be caddying for us. Graham’s wife will caddy for me and my wife for him.”
Bill added that they are due to finish up at around 7.30pm and that they would have “something nice to eat” at the clubhouse to end their long day.
And in an added twist, the pair recently raffled off a four-ball at Auchterarder Golf Club, which was won by former golf challenge participant Jim Hall, who along with Tom Grant, has challenged Graham and Bill to a match.
Anyone who would like to sponsor Bill or Graham can do so by filling in the forms available in shops locally, in the clubhouse at Comrie Golf Club or Comrie Bowling Club or by calling Bill on 01764 671116.