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The team taking on the Cross Country Golf Half Marathon!

The cross country golf half marathon

This September a team of golfers from Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club and The Royal Porthcawl will be pioneering a new fundraising challenge, The Cross Country Golf Half Marathon.

The team consists of Peter Evans, Nick Jones, Mike Hnyda, Rhys Davies from The Royal Porthcawl, and Gareth Wilcox, Matthew Peet, Gary Munro and Ian Booth from Pyle and Kenfig.

The challenge they’ve set themselves has never been done before, and we can’t wait to see how the team gets on!

They will be playing 12 holes at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, and then play cross country between the two courses and from their 13th tee, play to the 4th green at Royal Porthcawl.  They will then continue around The Royal Porthcawl, to the eighteenth hole.  Then we will play the first three holes, before going back across country from the 4th tee to the 13th green at Pyle and Kenfig.  They will then play the final five holes, before finishing in the club at about 5:30pm.

You can support the team by donating to their JustGiving page by clicking here.

After being diagnosed with Early Prostate Cancer in 2021, Ian Booth decided to choose Prostate Cymru as his chosen charity for his year of being the Captain of Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club.

Since his diagnosis, Ian has had a prostatectomy and is now in remission and excited to take on a new challenge.

Speaking about his diagnosis and fundraiser, Ian said, “ Having become Captain on the 7th April and undergoing surgery on the 14th April, it wasn’t ideal, but that was the hand I was dealt.  I’m proud to say that I am now in remission and therefore, now is the time to focus wholeheartedly on the charity and give back something to what I owe so much.”

He continued, “Wanting to do something personally, I hatched a plan for the “Cross Country Golf Half Marathon” with my great friend Peter Evans, the Club Professional at Royal Porthcawl. Eight of us, four from both clubs, will start play at 9am on the 9th of September on the first hole at Pyle and Kenfig.  That will be twelve months to the hour, from when I had the initial meeting with my doctor, so no better way to round off the year than this, on that day.”

We can’t wait to see the team take on this incredible challenge and we are so grateful that they are fundraising for Prostate Cymru.

If you have any worries or concerns be sure to contact our Specialist Nurse Monday –  Friday, 4pm – 8pm on 08000 470 200.

If you’d be interested in hosting your own fundraiser we now have a virtual fundraising guide available on our website. Learn more by clicking here.

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