Brothers Max and Ben Rutherford, who are members of Canterbury Golf Club, teamed up with fellow Canterbury member Alex Beck, and Kay Appleby from Royal Cinque Ports, for the challenge in aid of East Kent Hospitals Charity’s dementia fund.

The friends started their mammoth task at 4.45am, ending the last hole at 8.30pm with a well-earned drink in the club’s bar.

Max said: “It was a long day but it was good fun. There were a couple of showers but nothing too major and we walked all the way and carried our clubs all the way.

''I started with a six under par 65 for the first round but started playing much worse as the day went on.  

''We played a couple of match plays against each other to keep the interest going and it was absolutely exhausting but completely worth it.''

They chose the dementia fund as it is the chosen charity of the year of the club’s Lady Captain Fran Fearn and Seniors’ Captain David Spencer.

So far they have raised almost £600 from the challenge on Friday, 28 July – well above their initial target of £250, which is what they raised for the British Heart Foundation with a similar challenge last summer. The money will help provide activities for people living with dementia who need treatment across East Kent Hospitals Trust, helping to make them feel safe and supporting their recovery.

Max added: ''Hopefully there’s a lot more to come. We want to say a big thank you to the club for letting us do it and to the people in the pro shop, the green-keepers and the girls in the bar for staying open a little later for us.

''Our parents and a couple of our friends came out during the day to support us and our dogs Juno and Lexie came out too.

''We had massive support from the members so a big thank you to them, everyone was letting us through to help make sure we got the whole day done.”

You can add to their fundraising at /team/3ladsandadad 

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