Longest Day Golf Challenge

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Four collectively average golfers embarked on one of golf’s greatest challenges on Friday (June 19).

They were not tackling the Masters or the British Open, but the Longest Day Golf Challenge.

The Longest Day Golf Challenge involves playing four rounds of golf in one day, testing their wits against three of Aberdeenshires’ best courses whilst facing the biggest challenge ever, the Aberdeenshire weather!

Stuart Buchan and golfing pals Bruce Mckay, Grant Duguid and Ray Brown AKA ‘The Ryder Cup Reserves” began their adventure at Inverurie Golf Club at 5am where they played 36 holes in 6 hours 10 minutes, then after a quick wash and replenishment headed down to Kemnay Golf Club for another 18 holes where the weather stayed dry and calm.

Dunecht House Golf Club was their final destination to complete the 72 hole challenge where after 13 Miles of walking burning 4000 calories and taking 42 selfies they stood smiling faced and blister free to celebrate their achievement.

Captain Stuart said, “I would like to take the opportunity to thank my golfing pals Bruce, Grant and Ray for taking part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge helping me raise over £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I would like to say a big thanks to Inverurie Golf Club, Kemnay Golf Club and Dunecht House Golf Club for generously facilitating our challenge and waiving the playing fees - all three courses were in fantastic condition.

“Big thanks to Schlumberger and AKER Solutions for sponsoring our t-shirts for the event. I would like to thank the team at Macmillan for their support and giving us the idea to take up the challenge and finally an enormous thank you to all you beautiful people that donated both online, in person and to the gentleman from Northern Golf Club that gave us £20 during the challenge - your money will help reach the ever growing number of people that are affected by cancer every day and it will ensure that they are supported in the right way!”