Mammoth golfing challenge at High Throston Golf Course

Golf buddies (from left) Nigel Hammond, Steve Fleet, John Bell and Noel Stamp are all set to to tee off in a charity tournament.
Golf buddies (from left) Nigel Hammond, Steve Fleet, John Bell and Noel Stamp are all set to to tee off in a charity tournament.

FOUR friends are set to tee off on a mammoth golfing challenge to raise cancer charity cash.

Steve Fleet, Nigel Hammond, John Bell and Noel Stamp are gearing up for the 15-and-a-half-hour golfing session at High Throston Golf Course tomorrow.

The fab foursome are aiming to play four rounds of golf, in which there are 18 holes per game – a gruelling 72 holes.

And they are taking part in the charity trial to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

The friends picked that cause in particular because as well as dad-of-two Steve successfully battling bladder cancer four years ago, his brother Brian Fleet is also fighting the illness. John’s mum died from the disease as well.

Security guard Steve – who lives in Greatham Village, near to John and Nigel – said they would be starting the rounds at 6am with an expected finish time of 9.30pm.

He said: “It’ll be a long day but it’ll be worth it. Through sponsorship we’re hoping to raise about £1,800 to £2,000.”

He added: “We’re looking forward to doing it, but we’ll also be looking forward to finishing!”

To sponsor the charity heroes log onto www.justgiving.com/monkeyhangersfleet