Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

4am Tee-Off as Golfers Make a Dash for World Speed Records

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

4am Tee-Off as Golfers Make a Dash for World Speed Records

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Byline: By Alan Hedley

There will be a double world record attempt in the North-East on June 19 which is aimed at raising pounds 100,000 for charity.

Ponteland will be the venue for a bid to break the Guinness world record for the most amount of people to complete 18 holes on foot in a 24-hour period ( the record stands at 491.

There will also be an assault on the record for the fastest fourball match. The record for that is one hour, 38 minutes, 42 seconds.

The quartet attempting it ( Ben Crosby, Russell Hayhoe, John Lyon and Andy Crawford ( will tee off first at 4am!

The fast four will be donating any money they raise to the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

The main beneficiaries of the overall tournament will MacMillan Cancer Relief. Other charities will also benefit. Simon Crowder, one of the organisers, said: "The last tee-off time will be about 7.30 pm and we are hoping to hit a target of pounds 100,000 with sponsorship of all the players, holes and the tournament itself. …

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