Golf club captain plays an astonishing four rounds in four countries in one day

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir August 24, 2015 11:31

The captain of Stourbridge Golf Club in the West Midlands has, along with a former professional footballer, played an incredible four 18-hole rounds of golf, in four different countries, on the same day, raising thousands for charity.

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Rob, and (lying down), Don

Rob Walsh, along with his playing partner, the former Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion footballer Don Goodman, raised nearly £12,000 for Promise Dreams, a charity that delivers promises to sick and terminally ill children, by achieving the feat. Goodman is a patron of the charity.

The duo began the day by playing St Anne’s Links Golf Club in Ireland at 4am, which included playing more than half the course in the dark. They finished the round in two hours and 15 minutes, and then caught a flight to Liverpool, and were driven to Prestatyn Golf Club in Wales.

They completed the round there in two hours and eight minutes and then drove to Carlisle Golf Club in England, before completing the round there in two hours and seven minutes.

“Finally they made the relatively short drive over the border into Scotland to play Powfoot Golf Club,” said Stourbridge’s secretary, Mark Hughes.

“They received a very warm welcome at Powfoot, and were accompanied by Powfoot committee member, Davy, who chaperoned them around the course to ensure they could compete their challenge.

“The round of golf at Powfoot was the slowest of the day at two hours and 30 minutes and that was because they caught up a scratch match that had teed off earlier in the day!”

Walsh stated that they “both felt pretty exhausted playing the last few holes. The members of Powfoot Golf Club were fantastic and gave us a great welcome, Davy was brilliant. I have to say having a driver was a must.”

“A big thank you to everyone who supported us with your very generous donations, you have made it all worthwhile,” added Hughes.

“Rob and Don managed to raise a staggering £11,536, which is an absolutely fantastic amount of money which will help Promise Dreams continue the great work they do delivering promises to sick and terminally ill children in the local area. Many thanks to all who supported this challenge.”


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir August 24, 2015 11:31
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