Golf obviously. It’s not easy being the only golfer in an office of forty or so non-golfing folk. There’s the football banter which you can’t join in with, nobody sharing your joy of the Masters being shown on BBC HD, and absolutely no way you can practice your putting on the lovely new carpet.
Still in the face of such adversity, that doesn’t stop the golfing pedigree out in the extended Justgiving universe. Many non-golfers caught up with how uncool they think golf is, can’t visualise an amazing fundraising event beyond the tried-and-tested charity golf day. Well, Andrew and his golfing buddies can now put that right.
I’ve got a 4 iron, and I know how to use it
Andrew, Steve and Kieran undertook the gargantuan task of 126 different holes of golf in one day a few weeks ago. On foot too, none of that golf buggy nonsense (fun as they may be). In numbers, that’s 44,000 yards, par 504, 34 pairs of socks, 6 shirts, 8 golf trolley batteries, 14 golf balls, 8 pairs of shoes and one of those rather large pots of vaseline. They started at 4am in Moor Park and finished up at West Herts golf club just before 9pm, even managing to squeeze a cheeky pint in around 6pm.
To you non-golfers out there, that’s a stunning achievement. Normally it’s 18 holes in about 3-4 hours. In the same place. Without vaseline.
Best of all they’ve raised nearly £6,500 for the MS Trust. To find out about their caddie Fred the Dog, flashing golf balls, bleeding toes, Andrew’s dire hook and a stunning bogey bogey finish, read the full story on their fundraising page.
G is also for Gift Aid. But you knew that already.