Nick Boyle and his brother Darren have raised £3,000 for Macmillan by completing the Longest Day Golf Challenge.

Golf challenge generates a whole lot of cash

Published:  09 June, 2014

Nick Boyle, Jewson area sales manager for West Scotland and his brother Darren Boyle have raised £3,000 for Macmillan by completing the toughest test in golf – three times over.

The fundraiser took place from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 May at the Kingsfield Golf Centre in Linlithgow, West Lothian.

The Longest Day Golf Challenge is Macmillan’s most difficult golfing event, which involves teams tackling 72 holes, 300 shots and a 20-mile walk. Last year 850 teams took part and raised a staggering £780,000 for the charity.

However Nick and Darren decided to go even further and challenged themselves to play 72 holes a day for three consecutive days. This meant the West Lothian-based brothers completed a staggering 900 shots and walked a total of 68 miles over the 72-hour period.

Nick said: “My brother and I have both experienced family members and friends with cancer which is why we wanted to raise money for Macmillan. We felt it was important to set ourselves a tough task, which is why we extended it over the three days. However, a golf challenge is nothing in comparison to what those experiencing cancer have to go through. The weather conditions weren’t great but I’m glad we did it and I’m equally glad it’s over, my highlight has to be completing the challenge with a birdie over three feet to an audience of 20 or so – a fantastic finish.”

Erika Razzaque, partnership development manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “The Longest Day Golf Challenge is already a very demanding and tiring event and the fact that Nick and Darren decided to do it for three days to raise even more money for people affected by cancer is incredible. I’d like to thank Nick, Darren and everyone who took part in this fantastic fundraising event.”

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