Golfer goes around Panshanger in double quick time for Mat Blease fund

A GOLFER not only completed 18 holes in just one hour 26 minutes, but also beat his personal best, while raising cash for the Mat Blease Memorial Fund. Doug Stokoe, a member at Panshanger Golf Club, completed the course in double quick time to raise funds

A GOLFER not only completed 18 holes in just one hour 26 minutes, but also beat his personal best, while raising cash for the Mat Blease Memorial Fund.

Doug Stokoe, a member at Panshanger Golf Club, completed the course in double quick time to raise funds for the charity.

Doug, from Mendlesham, in WGC, had to carry his own clubs and apply the proper rules of golf - so no mulligans, gimmes, trolleys or buggies - with the watchful eyes of club captain Mike Amys to keep score and time.

He said: "I volunteered to try to complete a round of golf in less than two hours and taking less than 100 shots.


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"It was not a good start as my first was into the trees and my spotter didn't spot so a provisional was taken.

"However, we found my first and I managed a six.

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"After that, nothing went badly until the 10th when I put my second into the trees behind the 11th tee.

"One hour and 26 minutes after starting I putted out on the 18th with a score of 84.

"It looks like that's my best ever score."

The event, held at the par 72 Old Herns Lane course, which normally takes about two hours 45 minutes to complete, raised over �600.

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