report by Tom on the day. Photos with willing helpers follow

Strange lights lit up the night sky around Hoebridge Golf Course on the on the night of the 8th of July, but this was no paranormal event. Hoebridge Golf Clubs captain, Tom Wesolowski, was taking part in a 24 hour golf marathon on the three courses at Hoebridge Golf Club to raise funds for two local charities.

Tom the Hoebridge Golf Club’s men’s captain for 2020/21 chose LinkAble as his charity of the year whilst the ladies’ section will be supporting Woking Age Concern. Funds raised from the challenge and from other activities during the year will be shared equally between the two charities

Despite having teeing off under dark clouds and with persistent rain predicted the weather, mostly, held off and the day proved to be a highly enjoyable if tiring experience.

During the night time session the greens were lit by powerful glow sticks and the players played with luminous golf balls, a slightly surreal but fun experience. Particular thanks are due to Mike Edis and Mark Pearce who accompanied Tom on the night time session

Over the 24 hours and 20 minutes Tom clocked up 126 holes and estimates he walked in excess of 28 miles. He declined to comment when ask on how many balls may have been lost.

Since its formation in 1989 LinkAble has served the Woking and Surrey Heath area by providing services supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and autism throughout the year including school holidays. They believe that their beneficiaries deserve the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers to have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends. LinkAble provides sessions for children (5-11 years old), Youth (12-18years old) as well as for adults over (18 years old)
Woking Age Concern is a small, local, independent charity. They offer free support to the older residents in the borough of Woking. Their mission is to promote the wellbeing of older people in and around Woking by offering, friendship, information and support. Aiming to treat all their clients as they would treat a member of their own family.

If you would like to donate a Just Giving page has been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/captainscharities2020

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