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M25 Tour ends with ‘Drive’ home…

1.18am 12th September 2011 - People - This story was updated on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

So, after 31 junctions, 31 courses in 31 days, 558 holes, 2789 shots, 210 miles walked and £8k raised for Cancer Research UK, Trevor Sandford has decided to go on holiday!

Trevor’s tour of the M25 began at Mid Kent Golf Club on 1st August and finished at Orsett Golf Club on 31st August, the clubs were fantastic in their support as were the national and local media in promoting the challenge.

How did it begin? There he was, stuck in a traffic jam onLondon’s M25 and his mind began to wander….how many junctions are there on the M25? How many golf courses would there be at each junction? Has anyone ever ‘golfed’ the M25?

Did he enjoy it? Certainly he did, he has experienced a mini heat-wave, a monsoon, friendly club members, not so friendly club members, Spa treatments, blisters, a strained thumb, a dodgy knee and multiple bee stings on both legs.

He’s been interviewed live from the course by a BBC Radio in Kent and Essex, snapped by the National Press and he’s met Olympic medallist – Steve Blackley!

He’s played at Stoke Park in a Trilby, attended the X-Factor boot camp with Gary Barlow at The Grove AND Sir Nick Faldo has tweeted his odyssey!

Despite starting with a handicap of 12, its now 13 (!), Trevor is thrilled to finish, as is his wife, who has a list of jobs for him to now complete at home. Backed by the social networking site for golfers (TSG) Trevor wrote a daily blog on the site, recording his scores, tracking his stats, counting the coffees, the blisters, the miles and the putts and to date it has received nearly 4,000 hits!!

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Each course donated a tee time free of charge; the golfers joining him just paid the standard green fee; this and any additional donations went directly to Cancer ResearchUK. And now for the important bit, thanks to fellow TSGers and his friends he’s raised £8k!

What next? 31 courses in 31 countries in 31 days? Let’s see how he feels after the holiday!!

The Courses Played

Junction 1 – MidKent GC, Kent (August 1st)

J2 -Birchwood Park, Dartford,Kent

J3 – The London Club, Kent

J4 – Broke Hill, Kent

J5 -Wildernesse, Kent

J6 – North Downs, Surrey

J7 – Surrey Downs, Surrey

J8 – Walton Heath, Surrey

J9 – Tyrell’s Wood, Surrey

J10 – Burhill, Surrey

J11 – Foxhills, Surrey

J12 – Ashford Manor, Middlesex

J13 – Laleham, Surrey

J14 – Datchet, Surrey

J15 -Thorney Park, Buckinghamshire

J16 – Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

J17 – Northwood, Middlesex

J18 -Moor Park, Hertfordshire

J19 – The Grove, Hertfordshire

J20 – Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

J21 – Aldenham, Hertfordshire

J22 -DyrhamPark, Hertfordshire

J23 – The Shire, Hertfordshire

J24 – Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire

J25 – The Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire

J26 -West Essex, Essex

J27 – Abridge, Essex

J28 – Stapleford Abbotts, Essex

J29 – Romford, Essex

J30 -Thorndon  Park, Essex

J31 – Orsett, Essex

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