Young golfers raise £1,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation after marathon match

Photo: SM120712-020ow'Young golfers who have organised a 24-hour golf match at Greetham Valley in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.  From left, Chris Cooper, 18, Dan Carr, 15, and Ryan Tarrant, 17.
Photo: SM120712-020ow'Young golfers who have organised a 24-hour golf match at Greetham Valley in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation. From left, Chris Cooper, 18, Dan Carr, 15, and Ryan Tarrant, 17.
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THREE young golfers have raised more than £1,000 after completing a marathon golf challenge.

Ryan Tarrant, 17, and Dan Carr, 15, both from Stamford, and Chris Cooper, 18, from Louth, played a 24-hour golf match at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

The trio played through the night with specially adapted balls and lights from the club’s driving range.

The boys were delighted to have raised so much for the cause which raises funds for brain cancer research. Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros died last year after a long battle with a brain tumour.

Ryan said: “It was tough trying to play at 3am but we got through it and it was really fun.

“I was quite surprised that we actually played quite well apart from Chris losing his driver in a tree which we couldn’t get back.

“We had great support from friends and family in the last hour and we’re really grateful to everyone who sponsored us.”