SALE Golf Club manager Ben Thompson enjoyed a great day at Sale as he played 100 holes supporting the NHS and CRY (Cardiac risk in the young) which is the Sale Captain Iain Shaw’s chosen charity

Ben is a former junior at Werneth Low Golf Club where he also did a 100 hole challenge ten years ago and assistant professional at Hazel Grove Golf club prior to taking up his role at Sale, said: “We began the marathon at about 5am and finished at 7pm and I carried my set of clubs for the full distance for the NHS and CRY (Cardiac risk in the young) which is the Sale Captain Iain Shaw’s chosen charity.

“The weather was drizzly for most of the day but wasn’t too bad as we only had a few showers

“We have raised around £3,000 so far but I expect that number to rise to £3,500 after I chase down the betters to give me the birdie money.

“I had eight members play with me and also a good friend of mine Shamus Martin who came all the way over from Royal Lytham GC to play the last 28 holes with me.

“ I would like to thank all the members who supported me on the day and have since offered their congratulations and donations.

“I would like to thank captain Iain Shaw for his support throughout, Lady Captain Christine Johnston and her husband Howard for their generous donation and complete support throughout the full day and keeping me going and also a big thank you to my mate Ed Mallinson for keeping me supplied with drinks and food throughout the day and doing his best to keep me dry when the rain came..

”Finally another big thank you to Shamus Martin (Assistant Professional Royal Lytham) the 6ft 8 inches BFG of golf for coming all the way over to play the last 28 holes with me.

“I just want to add a thank you to the people who donated anything from money, time or golf round vouchers to help the charity, it is much appreciated and will go a long way with CRY.

“I would also like to add that since the 100 holes, I have been challenged to play 150 holes in 1 day… a challenge I plan to accept!”