At about 4.30AM on Wednesday June 21st a member of Reading Golf Club set out on a marathon mission to complete 100 holes in a day - that's that's about 5.5 rounds, walking about 20 miles and hotting the ball over 500 times. He succeeded in his mission at around 9PM that evening after having only two short breaks during the day. This astonishing feat was undertaken by the amazing Jason Macbeth.
He was accompanied in this marathon by the equally amazing Lady Captain, Hilary Rusby, who completed an astonishing 65 holes, as well as Club Captain Cathy Jones and several other members that kept Jason and Hilary company for significant parts of their rounds.
Obviously they weren't doing all this for fun! The members had sponsored the marathon and raised an astonishing £2,000 for Reading Family Aid in so doing.
Huge thanks to everyone at Reading Golf Club and in particular to Jason and Hilary and Cathy and all the others that traipsed around with them. We hope your blisters have healed!
Jason and Hilary (centre) enjoying a well earned sit down and celebratory drink at the end of their exhausting day.
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