Golf trio stay the course for 100-hole fund-raiser

A DAWN-to-dusk golf session is hardly a leisurely day on the course, but a hardy trio was playing for more than just pride.

Father and son Mike and Lachie Beer and friend Glen McGorlick hit the Peterborough Golf Course at dawn with the aim of playing 100 holes.

In doing so they raised more than $1000 for cancer centre campaign Peter’s Project, with fellow golfers digging deep for the cause.

Lachie Beer said the 100-holes concept was a popular way to raise funds in the United States and was starting to gain in popularity among Australian golfers.

He said the group played their first hole at dawn and shuffled through more than 11 hours of play before retiring for a much-deserved drink.

“We chose Peter’s Project because it’s a worthy cause and you know that it’ll make a big difference in the local area,” Mr Beer said.

“All three of us started at first light. We wanted to make sure we could achieve 100 holes, so we had to start early. By the end of the day, we were well and truly spent. 

“I think it was the best after-game drink I’ve ever had.”

The three golfers had signs erected on the course informing other players of their charitable intentions and also carried around a few money tins.

“We had the signs up because you have to let other golfers know what you’re up to as a matter of courtesy,” Mr Beer said. 

“It had the potential to slow down their game but they were very understanding. Even when we went back to the club house, we received donations.”

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