Marathon charity challenge for Ayrshire golfers

From L-R, Kieron Stevenson, Ricky Hall, Eric Trump, Guy Redford and David Fleming at Trump Turnberry.
From L-R, Kieron Stevenson, Ricky Hall, Eric Trump, Guy Redford and David Fleming at Trump Turnberry.

Four Ayrshire golf professionals are set to take on a marathon golf challenge next month all in the name of good causes.

Professionals from Trump Turnberry, Royal Troon, Dundonald Links and Prestwick Golf club are to attempt to play six championship courses in one day (Saturday 20th June) to raise money for The Eric Trump Foundation, which has set up a new link with Yorkhill Children’s Charity and CLIC Sargent.

Ricky Hall from Trump Turnberry, Kieron Stevenson of Royal Troon, Guy Redford of Dundonald Links and David Fleming of Prestwick Golf club will begin their challenge on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry at 4am and hope to finish at Prestwick Golf club at approximately 10.30pm.

In between, they will tackle the Kintyre course at Turnberry before moving onto Dundonald Links before teeing up at the Portland and Royal Courses at Troon, before their final round of the day at Prestwick.

Ricky Hall commented: “We all met working at Turnberry at various times over the years and we all have stayed in touch and remained friends.

“When we started to discuss the idea of doing something for charity it really had to involve golf and it’s great to be able base the concept around these six great golf courses. We will be out on the courses practicing but I’m not sure anything can really prepare us properly for what’s to come – we’ll be walking each course with no buggies or caddies, so it will be an interesting and exhausting day!

“We’re starting by teeing off on the Ailsa Course at 4am so we’re hoping that our alarm clocks are working properly!”

David Fleming from Prestwick Golf Club added:

“We know each of the courses really well which should make them quicker to play but there’s no doubt it’s going to be a real challenge for all of us. However, it’s all for a fantastic cause, so we’re looking forward to getting started, raising some money and perhaps even making it an annual event.”

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