Northampton golfer to take on 100-holes-in-a-day challenge at Kingsthorpe Golf Club for Prostate Cancer UK

The challenge is inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore and his 100 laps fundraiser

Monday, 24th May 2021, 2:37 pm

A Northampton man is planning to take on a 100-holes-in-a-day golf challenge next month to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

David Poolton who is the head professional at Kingsthorpe Golf Club, will play five-and-a-half rounds of the 18-hole course on June 13 to reach the 100-hole target.

According to David, a round would normally take around four hours, so he intends to set off at 4am to ensure he has time to complete the challenge in one day.

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David Poolton, head professional at Kingsthorpe Golf Club.

The challenge will also help with David’s mission to continue raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, which he has done for a number of years via golf days at his club.

Last year, the golf day raised £2,500 for the charity.

David said: “We have a lot of members down here and some have had issues with prostates. We have also had family issues in the past with prostate cancer.

“So we have done a lot of fundraising for the charity but this latest challenge was inspired by Captain Tom.

“Everyone was doing something 100 times so we thought why not incorporate golf into that too.

“I think it was a bit of a jumping idea at home and it escalated to me actually having to do it now.”

Although David is planning to set off early, it could still be a challenge to complete 100 holes, but members who will also be playing on the day have been told what David is doing, so he hopes they will let him past to help him achieve his goal.

David added: “This is something I have always wanted to do.

“It was usual to play 54 holes in a day when I was younger and could spend 12 hours there but I think the most I have ever done in a day is 74 holes so this will be a push and it should be a challenge.

“I’m just hoping for some good weather as 100 holes in the rain could be interesting.”

Although David is completing the challenge alone, he is looking for volunteers to help on the day to caddy, ball watch and clear the path in front of him.

David’s fundraiser has already raised around £700, but the golfer is hoping to raise more with this challenge and a golf day he has organised for July this year.

To support David and donate, visit his JustGiving page here.