Golfer plays an amazing 18 different courses in one day for charity

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir June 22, 2015 14:06

The captain of Pleasington Golf Club in Blackburn has played 18 holes at 18 different golf courses – on the same day – for charity.

Susan Caton, 47, who plays off four, raised over £4,000 for North West Air Ambulance.

She played one hole with a different playing partner at each club, after advertising for support on her website.


She chose to donate the raised funds to North West Air Ambulance which, for more than 15 years, has provided rapid pre-hospital care via its three helicopters, which fly 365 days a year with doctors and paramedics on board to provide emergency medical treatment.

She said: “It costs North West Air Ambulance charity £6m a year to operate and maintain its three helicopters, and each one costs £3.50 per minute on fuel.

“To rescue a golfer in distress from Pleasington Golf Club would cost the charity more than £1,500 which is why we set that as our initial target.

“Just knowing that our efforts could cover the costs of potentially saving the life of just one East Lancashire golfer made the whole event worthwhile.

“Thank you to all the fantastic people of East Lancashire who helped make such a memorable day truly worthwhile. Thank you to the people who turned out on a miserable day to come and watch or play, thank you to the clubs who allowed us to hijack their courses for just a brief time, thank you to all my helpers and thank you to everyone who contributed in any way.

“We had a target of £1,500 and smashed that right out of the water! The final total is still rising but at the last count was £4,200.”

A list of the 18 clubs and many other images from the day can be seen here:



Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir June 22, 2015 14:06
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