All nighter golf marathon raises vital cash for Penzance hospital


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The group of players at the Cape Cornwall Golf Club decided to go round the course seven times in 24 hours, braving high winds and heavy rain, to collect cash for West Cornwall Hospital.

Olivier Vergnault

By Olivier Vergnault


Golfers braved Cape Cornwall’s wrath when they played seven rounds back to back to raise money for charity.

The group of players at the Cape  Cornwall Golf Club decided to go round the course seven times in 24  hours, braving high winds and heavy rain, to collect cash for West  Cornwall Hospital.

Geoff Preece, club captain at Cape Cornwall Golf Club loses his cap in the high winds during a 24-hour golfinig marathon in aid of his local hospital.

Club captain Geoff Preece led the way and was joined by various members at different times throughout the marathon game.

Altogether, the players managed to  raise £2,500 for the local hospital so it can carry on providing a great  service, especially as the coronavirus continues to put pressure on the  NHS.

Andy Cleary, the club owner who also  joined Geoff during one of the seven rounds, said: “Geoff set a target of £500 so he’s delighted to have raised more than £2,500.

“Our members were so  excited about it we’ve decided to run a full moon golf competition when  the clubhouse is able to open normally again.”

Paul Sylvester, the general manager of  West Cornwall Hospital said: “We are delighted that Geoff has chosen us  to benefit from his 24/7 golf challenge at Cape Cornwall.”

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