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The oldest of the famous 3Ws, Woking Golf Club, celebrates its 125th anniversary this summer. Having seen vast improvements in course conditioning recently (and concomitant rise up the various rankings), two of the Club’s staff decided to mark the occasion of the anniversary with an ambitious challenge, raising over £4,600 for JDRF (who fund research into type 1 diabetes).

Last week, Assistant Professional Harry James and the Club’s Secretary Richard Pennell (below right & left respectively) completed a marathon of golf – walking 125 holes in a single day. The pair started at 4.05am and the first 3 rounds were completed by 9.15am. By 1.15pm, 5 rounds had been completed and the pair finished the 126th (playing down the last for good measure!) at 5.45pm. Each round was under 2 hours – true Ready Golf!

Richard’s best round was 79 (10 handicap) whilst amazingly Harry’s best was 71, his worst was a 76 and his final round, tired or not, was a 74. Richard’s worst round remains classified!

There was only one downside of this great achievement…the old lore at Woking about the new member asking what the course record was, only to be told 2 hours 28 sadly no longer true!

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