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St Mellion golfers compete incredible 24-hour challenge

Six hardy golfers recently completed a 24-hour golf marathon at St Mellion International Resort in memory of Davida Gass, who passed away in 2014 after a battle with cancer.

Over 150 supportive St Mellion members -  plus a number of family and friends - accompanied the six weary golfers, who included Davida’s husband David, up the 18th hole on the resort’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course as they completed their challenge.

They raised an incredible £10,000 for the CLIC Sargent children’s charity in the process. In the end, it was left to Darren and Davida’s seven-year-old son Foster to hole the final putt of the epic feat amid emotional scenes.

David Moon, the golf manager at St Mellion, was one of the players who took part in the challenge and said it was an “extremely moving” occasion.

“There were a few sore backs and blisters, but all six of us were proud to finish the 24-hour marathon,” he said.

“We finished 14-under-par on the Nicklaus course by the end, which I think was a great achievement.

“The members at St Mellion were incredible. One of them even brought us  tea and bacon rolls at three in the morning!”
Moon added: “The climax, at 6pm on the last green of the Nicklaus, was extremely moving, with young Foster holing the final putt in his Mum’s memory.

“We are so grateful for everyone’s support, and we hope that people will continue to donate on our Justgiving page”.
You can make a donation of your own at www.justgiving.com/Davida-Gass

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