Fancy a quick 72 holes? Matt and David do…

1959515_1527443334168629_9024500351341915864_nROYAL ASHDOWN CLUB HOUSE MANAGER, Matt Palmer, has a cunning plan. On Wednesday 24th June he will be teeing off at shortly after 5.00 am on the Old Course with his playing partner, Club Secretary David Holmes and will head off down the first fairway for what will be the opening salvo in a mammoth round of 72 holes in one and the same day. They will be joined by club professional Tim Cowley and chef, Tom Waller.

Palmer refutes any suggestions that this is simply a madcap act to keep him out of his office for the day, a sentiment with which David Holmes readily concurs. The epic round is entirely in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support charity day that will see golfers throughout the UK playing, what for most will be, the longest golfing day of their playing careers.

Our energetic fourball will be playing 18 holes on the Old followed by 18 on the West Course before grabbing a light lunch and repeating the process in the afternoon and evening. As yet no member of the team has confessed how the scoring system will be approached or if there is any competitive element involved other than simply being able to complete the course.

What all four are keen to do, as well as finish this marathon, is raise as much money for a very worthy cause as possible. For more information on how to contribute simply follow this link:

And the very best of luck to them all!


4 thoughts on “Fancy a quick 72 holes? Matt and David do…

  1. Members may be interested to know that this is not the first time 72 holes have been played in a day at Ashdown.
    Back in the late 70’s, two of our members, Alastair Alexander and Peter Gracey took part in the annual 72 Hole Club Society event, ( which is now played down at Littlestone ) and played four rounds over the Old Course , on at least two successive years, abiding with the Society’s strict rules which are; no caddies,no trollies and no slow play!
    Good luck to Matt, David, Tom and Tim!

    • Thank you Jon. You may also remember Nick Champness and Nick Ash completing 100 holes in a day a few years back, but we think 72 will be more than enough!

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