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Over £3k raised!

As you all know my latest challenge was to play Golf for 24hours nonstop, last week I did exactly that! 

A huge thanks to all those that supported me on the day and also those that have donated, to date we have raised over £3,300 (inc Gift aid) for the Mental Health Charity MIND, its not too late to donate, the link is below, it would be great if we can get it higher.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

A few facts and figures from the day itself:-

  • I player over 120 rounds of golf
  • Covered 32miles walking round the course
  • Did 3 rounds as a T-Rex at 4 in the morning
  • 22 other players joined me at various times
  • A total of 1535 strokes were played
  • There were 20 birdies, 70 Pars and 30 bogeys plus a few double bogeys
  • Played in the day, night, rain, sun and wind

Huge thanks to our Sponsors, BuildingIS, ABS, James Liston, BHM Electrical, 3D Personnel, Rubico, Sandbox Ltd, Fairmead Professional Services and not forgetting Lymington Golf Centre who supported us all the way.

Thanks again for all of your support, if you haven’t donated yet please do on the link above.

This is my ninth challenge over the last 11 years and have raised over £35k for charities in that time, here’s to the next one!

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24hours – Done!

We did it! Played golf for 24 hours earlier this week, finished at 7pm on Tuesday, completely exhausted but elated! All to raise funds for the Mental Health Charity MIND.

Huge thanks to all those that helped and supported me, it was tough but I couldn’t of done it without you all behind me.

I will be posting some facts and figures soon but as a taster I played 124 holes and walked 32 miles during the event, played in the rain, sun, wind and the pitch black of night, some holes were played dressed as a dinosaur! see photos.

If you would like to donate you can do on the link below

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

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Its nearly Tee time!

Only a few days to go before embarking on the challenge of playing golf for 24 hours at Lymington Golf Centre, we tee off at 7pm on Monday and will be playing come rain or shine, night or day, come and support us if you can, particularly on the 22nd when we finish at 7pm.

You can donate to help us raise funds for the Mental Health Charity, MIND on the following link.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

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More sponsors!

We have some more sponsors on board, each company has sponsored a round to be played at the 24hr Golf challenge. Many thanks to Rubico and 3D Personell for joining us.

If you want to be part of this please contact us, we have a few rounds yet to be sponsored.

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Golf update

A quick update on the golf challenge.

We now have 7 rounds of golf sponsored by generous companies, there are still another 9 to sponsor if any companies are interested in supporting the event and raising funds for MIND.

There is also the competition running alongside where you can guess the total number of strokes played to win some great prizes.

We have been on the local radio station, BBC Radio Solent recently promoting the event and will be in the local press soon as well.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for details on any of the above, this is not going be an easy challenge but it is for great cause that affects a lot of people.

L-R Tony Barnes, Lee Marsh, Mark Fishwick
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Good at guessing?

To raise more funds for MIND during the upcoming 24 hour golf challenge we have decided to have a competition to run alongside the golfing. As most of you know we are playing Texas Scramble for 24hours on 21st June and for a small donation can you guess how many total strokes we will take whilst completing the 16 rounds? There will be 3-4 of us playing and its a total of 144 holes which is a PAR of 544 for one person playing. To guess is £2 a go or 3 goes for £5, just donate online at the link on the picture below and email us with you guess at info@themusketeers.co.uk.

We have some great prizes for the closest ones, there is a half hour golf lesson kindly donated by Matt Vineer, vouchers for 9 holes as well the adventure golf, all at Lymington Golf Centre as well as many other prizes.

All monies raised go to MIND, the mental health charity, which is a great charity to support, particularly in the current climate, any support will be greatly appreciated.

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Golf update..

Its just over 4 weeks until the 24hr Golf Challenge when Lee will play Texas Scramble for 24 hours and hopes to complete 16no 9 hole rounds at Lymington Golf Centre.

There are a few sponsors on board who are sponsoring a round of golf each for a very generous donation to MIND, if you would like to get involved and join them please let us know through the contact page.

MIND do amazing work and during this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there. For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

You can make a donation here:-https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

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The date is set…

We have agreed the date for our next challenge, 21st/22nd June 2021, to play Texas Scramble golf for 24hours, non-stop. The plan is to play 16 rounds of 9 hole golf from 7pm on 21st June to 7pm on 22nd June this year.

To be held at Lymington Golf Centre who have kindly allowed us use of the course, all to raise funds for MIND mental health charity.

We are looking for sponsors, corporate and individual for the event, please contact us if you are interested. Also, if you would like to take part and do a round or two, or three or however many you want, let us know. Lee will be playing all 16 rounds and is looking for players to join him for support and to make it a 3 or 4 ball.

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Another challenge done!

Finally, February is complete and so are we with our challenge to raise funds for NHS Charities.  The team from Building IS set out to do 150miles each, Gary was running and cycling, Geoff was cycling and Lee was indoor rowing the same distance (240km) we all made a good start and realised that the targets for the cyclists were a bit too easy so we increased them to 240miles to relate to the 240km Lee was doing on his rowing machine.

Yesterday was our final day and we have all smashed our targets:-

Gary has cycled 280miles and Run 20, making a great total of 300miles!

Geoff has beaten his target and cycled 282miles in total!

Lee also beat my target by rowing 280km which is 174miles!

We want to thank you all for the support over the month, you can still donate to this great cause on the link below.

Now for a well deserved rest. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/miles4nhs

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Day 18..

Thought I would give you all an update on our challenge to raise funds for the NHS Charities.

A huge thanks to those that have donated so far, we are currently at £900 which is amazing!

We are just over half way (day 18) and go into our final week next week, so far we are all making good progress and should hit our targets, when we do we will not stop, the plan is to see how far over we can go!

I have covered 164km of my 240km target on the indoor rowing machine in the last 17 days.

Gary has cycled and run 156miles so far and Geoff has cycled 164miles.

For those of you who are desperate to donate and support us and the amazing NHS in these extreme times the link to our just giving page is below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/miles4nhs

If you would like more information about what we are doing please do not hesitate to contact us.