Golfers complete 125-hole challenge with time to spare

Bungay and Waveney Golf Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Club Pro Andrew Collison, left,

Bungay and Waveney Golf Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Club Pro Andrew Collison, left, and assistant Pro, Ian Scott have completed 125 holes in one day. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Two professional golfers from the Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club have successfully completed their 125-hole one day challenge in celebration of the club’s 125th anniversary.

Andrew Collison and Ian Scott putted their last ball at 6.52pm last Saturday- more than three hours ahead of their estimated finish time.

The challenge is one of the many celebrations and fundraisers being held at the club to mark the milestone, and involved them completing one hole less than seven rounds of golf.

The men have been collecting sponsorship individually and at the club for the last two months and have raised around £3,000.

Mr Collison, 45, who is the club’s head professional, said: “We were very eager to complete the first four rounds quickly and get ahead of our schedule.

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“We didn’t have any stops or breaks and we had a team of caddies who helped us on the course.

“On our last round there were quite a lot of people watching us even in the rain, and their support kept us going.

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“It was a nice achievement and we are very proud.”

The men started their challenge at 3am. The money will be spent on new furniture for the club.

As part of the celebration, the club also organised a match against Fakenham Golf Club, which is also 125 years old, and a dinner dance is planned for July.

Mr Collison said: “It’s nice to be celebrating 125 years and there is a great feel about the club at the moment.”

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