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Charity golfer plays the longest round

12.20am 23rd September 2005 - People

Golfer, David Sullivan, is currently playing the longest golf course in the UK – John O‘Groats to Lands End – hitting a golf ball 1,100 miles from start to finish. This week David is playing through Cumbria and Lancashire.
If successful, the feat will earn David a place in the Guinness Book of Records and £250,000 for the Orpheus Centre and The Variety Club children’s charity. David needs generous donations from golf enthusiasts and the general public that he meets along the way.
It is estimated that David, in only his third week, has so far made in excess of 58,000 shots. He said, ‘We started at John O’Groats and hope to hit our golf ball through as many villages, towns and cities along the way. The Army are helping me with the logistics and overnight stays. I would certainly appreciate any offers from hotels and inn-keepers willing to put me up for the night!”
David’s attempt started on 20th August and he aims to complete his golfing challenge in the second or third week in October. The Orpheus Centre is a residential arts and learning centre in Surrey for young disabled people. The Variety Club is a children’s charity that supports sick, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK.
Anybody wishing to contact David, follow his itinerary, get regular updates during the challenge, or wishing to donate to the charity can do so via

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