Golfers can play a round to help those affected by cancer

GOLFERS can play a round or four to help ‘putt’ an end to the suffering of people with cancer.

The toughest challenge in golf is back with Macmillan Cancer Support posing the slightly risque question: “Have you got the balls?”

The Longest Day Golf Challenge involves playing 72 holes, hitting 300 shots and walking 20 miles – all in one day.

Last year more than 300 teams took part in the challenge.

More than �325,000 has been raised to help people living with cancer in the UK.

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Getting involved is easy.

All you need to do is organise a team of three to four players, register, decide on a date to play and start raising wads of cash for Macmillan.

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The charity, which has its Hertfordshire hub in Welwyn, is now in its 100th year.

The Longest Day Golf Challenge is described as “the most exhilarating golf event in the UK today”.

Participants need three or four players to qualify for the prizes, although single golfers and pairs can also take part.

Register online at www. and contact your local club and book tee times.

Fundraisers have been advised to set up a sponsorship web page using a site like’s Longest Day Golf page.

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