ST ANNES Old Links professional Daniel Webster and club captain Stuart Wells have chalked up a remarkable century – or 101, to be more precise,
That was the number of holes the determined duo completed in a single day as part of a remarkable – and exhausting – charity golf stint.
Their aim was to complete as many holes as possible from first light to last – their Marathon quest began at 6.40am and only came to an end at around 7.15pm.
Webster and Wells were going to call it a day at around 5pm after completing their original target of 81, but decided to battle on to get to three figures.
Webster said: “We had heard of a professional at Moortown, near Leeds who had done 100 holes in a day, but he had done it on the longest day, while we only had around 12 hours of proper daylight.
“We did it playing out at every hole.”
It was a commendable effort by Webster for he was still feeling some twinges from the ankle that he broke in an accident outside the professional’s shop at Old Links last Christmas.
He said: “The ankle held up far better that I was expecting and I thought it would give me a lot more grief.”
As well as surpassing the number of holes that the duo hoped to complete, they also raised more money than they had originally intended.
Money pledged is coming in all the time and the final figure is expected to be around £2,500 – the original aim had been around £1,000. The beneficaries from this test of endurance will be the North West Air Ambulance and ASOS adult support and Outreach services.
Webster and Wells had plenty of moral and physical support along the way.
They were cheered into the clubhouse by supporters and well-wishers, while volunteers caddied for them on a rota system.
Despite the aches and pains – and a few blisters – Webster is already getting his head around planning a similar charity drive next year.
He said: “We’ll probably do something next year on a bigger scale.”