Marathon golf day at Hilton Park Golf Club

Launch of MacMillan Cancer Care Longest Golf Day.'Hilton Park Golf Club.'General Manager Gordon Simpson with Head Assistant Pro David Snodgrass and PGA Trainee Kirstin Scott and Junior Players Mark and Kieran Hughes 14 & 11, Alex Marshall 13 and Caneron Govan 13 with Stuart Naismith golf Event Co-ordinator at MacMillan for the west of Scotland.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 26th May 2011
Launch of MacMillan Cancer Care Longest Golf Day.'Hilton Park Golf Club.'General Manager Gordon Simpson with Head Assistant Pro David Snodgrass and PGA Trainee Kirstin Scott and Junior Players Mark and Kieran Hughes 14 & 11, Alex Marshall 13 and Caneron Govan 13 with Stuart Naismith golf Event Co-ordinator at MacMillan for the west of Scotland.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 26th May 2011

BEARSDEN and Milngavie golf fanatics have been challenged to take part in the Longest Golf Day, where they have to get a team of four together and play 72-holes of their local course in one day during June or July.

The aim is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which not only involves sponsoring nurses and hospices, but also providing phone services that offer emotional support.

Taking up the challenge were a group from Hilton Park Golf Club, Milngavie. General manager Gordon Simpson was joined by head assistant professional David Snodgrass and PGA Trainee Kirsteen Scott. Other participants were Mark and Kieran Hughes, Alex Marshal and Cameron Govean with Stuart Naismith - golf event co-ordinator at MacMillan for the west of Scotland.

Stuart said the Longest Golf Day event puts the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’, where people get to enjoy a great day of golf, raise money for an excellent cause and have the chance to win prizes.

Each fourball takes a note of their scores as they work round their course and submit these, along with their total fundraising amount, with prizes for the best teams.

Last year the best four teams went to the Boavista course in Portugal for two days to play-off in the final.