Marathon golf session for fundraisers

SOME people love nothing more than a day out on the fairway playing a leisurely game of golf.

Naomi Cassidy

SOME people love nothing more than a day out on the fairway playing a leisurely game of golf.

But these four men are taking it to the extreme as they embark on a charity challenge to play for 17 hours.

Jay Kernohan, 27, his father-in-law Tony Wooderson, 58, Paul Davies, 41, who works at American Golf, and David Neville, 34, manager of American Golf, will start at 4am on June 2 and play virtually non-stop until 9pm all in aid of MacMillan Cancer.

They are among the scores of teams across the country, which are taking part in Macmillan's Longest Day Golf Challenge 2009 and completing four rounds of golf.

Mr Kernohan, who is the team captain, said: “We wanted to do something a bit different.

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“We have played two rounds in a row and that is ok but I don't know what four rounds will be like. I just hope we all keep our cool with each other. It is going to be tough. I have taken three days off work afterwards to recover.

“I am thinking about getting some mini trophies for our team to keep morale up.

“We are hoping to raise as much money as possible.”

They will have a 45-break for a light lunch and a quick shower while they play at Ufford Park, Woodbridge.

Mr Kernohan's mother-in-law, Gwen Wooderson, will also be driving around in a golf buggy to keep the players supplied with refreshments.

Each team keeps scores and then the top 14 teams with the best scores will go through to the final in Portugal in October.

Mr Kernohan believes they could have a good chance as he is playing with a 21 handicap, Mr Wooderson has a 22 handicap, Mr Davies is a scratch handicap pro player and Mr Neville used to be pro and now plays off a 5 handicap.

Last year's event raised �320,000 for the charity.

If you want to donate money to the team, visit