Three teams from builders’ merchant, MacBlair, have completed the Longest Day Golf Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Suppor - an event that consists of 72 holes of golf, back-to-back, covering around 25 miles in one day!
The Belfast and Bangor teams both teed off on June 20 – the hottest day of the year so far. The Belfast team took on their challenge at Rockmount Golf Club, starting at 6am and dropping the final shot at 8pm that night! Captained by MacBlair Rosetta Branch Manager, Lawrence Murdock, the team consisted of William Gracey, Mark Thompson and Jonathan Feenan and included representatives from the Duncrue, Rosetta and Moffett Thallon branches.
The Bangor team, captained by MacBlair Bangor Branch Manager, Billy McAuley, decided to take on two courses in one day! The team, which included Glen Sharratt, Jack Upritchard and George Blackstock (all from the Bangor Branch), set off at 6am at Clandeboye Golf Club before completing the challenge 16 hours later at Donaghadee Golf Club
The third and final team, representing the North West, took on the challenge at Faughan Valley Golf Club on June 21. Captained by Brian McAuley, Merchanting Director at MacBlair, the team also included Ian McClelland, Emmett Trainor and Paul Wilson.
All four clubs kindly waived the green fees for the event while all MacBlair branches got behind the teams with various fundraising activities in store.
You can still donate at any MacBlair branch or online via the justgiving page – www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/macblairgolf