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Brakes Golfers take on Longest Day Challenge

Brakes Golfers take on Longest Day Challenge
Eight Brakes golfers have taken on a challenge even greater than the one faced by World Number 1 Rory McIlroy at the US Open when they completed a round of golf that lasted for a mammoth 16 consecutive hours.


The local amateurs tackled a total 72 holes over four consecutive rounds of golf, split between games at Aberdelghy and The Maze in Lisburn. 


The event was organised by Brakes Distribution Centre Manager, Andrew McMichael and Warehouse Operative, Mark Neeson to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Andrew, who took part in a similar event last year raising almost £1,000, enjoyed the challenge once again.  


“Northern Ireland is the home of golf these days and while myself and the boys weren't setting any course records, we did play the equivalent of a week’s worth of golf in one day,” said Andrew. 
Andrew added “Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that’s close to all of our hearts and myself and the lads were honoured to get our drivers out for the big event. Last year we raised almost £1,000 for Macmillan, went through 16 pairs of socks and lost one or two balls along the way and this year we aimed to do even better."


The two teams, aptly named ‘Brakes Birdies,’ were captained by Andrew and Mark with Ian Hanna, Mark Johnston, Todd Hawthorne, Robert Anderson, Howard Forsythe and Graham Steele completing the four balls.


If you’d like to support the golfers on their fundraising drive, donations to Macmillan Cancer Support can be made via the team’s Just Giving Page. Everyone who makes a donation will be entered into a draw to win a four ball at Belvoir Park Golf Club, former home of the Irish Open.