Ely golfing quartet planning longest day challenge

John Steel will be taking part in the challenge

John Steel will be taking part in the challenge - Credit: Archant

A GROUP of four keen golfers from Ely are planning to play 72-holes of golf in one day – hitting 300 shots and walking 20 miles – to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

John Steel, Paul Flanders, James Clarke and Philip Coulson are taking part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge at Ely City Golf Club on June 21.

Tee off will be at 5am and the group will be stopping for a bacon roll after round one, dinner after round tea and tea and cake after round three. The quartet hope to sink their last putts at 8pm before heading into the clubhouse for a pint.

John Steel, from Ely, said: “In 2012 my father was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he had a successful operation and my family have had the support and knowledge of the Macmillan nurses over the last 12 months.

“We all know people who have benefited from the help, care and attention from Macmillan and any opportunity that we can to help them raise funds is one that should be take.”

If you would like to support the group, who are calling themselves Sham-balls Ely Golf, visit their justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/sham-balls-ely-golf