Amateur London golfer Roger Southam is to endure another gruelling test of stamina as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the most holes played in 12 hours – challenging the current record of 221.
The chief executive and chairman of property management firm Chainbow – who last year played golf on four courses, in four countries, in one day for charity – will, as always, don the eye-catching wears of Scotland’s funkiest clothing company, Royal & Awesome, when he attempts the feat.
Southam will challenge the current record of 221 – held by Canadian Scott Holland since 2005 – on September 28, at Fulwell GC, Middlesex, to raise vital funds for Sparks, a children’s medical research charity.
Since 1991, Sparks has funded more than £27m of pioneering children’s medical research through fundraising initiatives, and Southam is aiming to add £10,000 to the funds.
He said: “I am terribly excited by the challenge but also daunted at the same time. I was hoping for a course with a travellator down all its fairways but no such luck!
“Sparks is an extremely worthwhile cause and I am delighted to be able to do my bit to support its work. I’m training hard and hoping for good weather – it seems foolish but I want to claim the record and help raise as much as I possibly can for Sparks.”
Royal & Awesome brand director Graeme Smeaton added: “Roger is undertaking an ‘Awesome’ feat and we are delighted to support his world record pursuit by kitting him out in our funky, bright colours.
“Royal & Awesome is always on the look-out for quirky, unique opportunities to help raise funds for charity and this certainly fits the bill. We had a fantastic time supporting Roger last year and we’re really looking forward to seeing him in action.”
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