Luton man does Macmillan Golf Challenge in mum’s memory

James Matthews with the rest of the team
James Matthews with the rest of the team

A son is taking part in a marathon golf event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support in memory of his mum.

James Matthews will take part in Macmillan Golf Challenge with seven others on June 22.

The group play four rounds of golf in a day, starting at Luton Hoo for two rounds before heading over to Stockwood Park to start again for another two rounds, covering over 24 miles in one day.

James said: “Playing golf will be extreme physically and mentally demanding but we all feel this is the least we can do for this amazing charity.

“It’s a cause that’s close to my heart. My mother Christine passed away from cancer four years ago.

“What the Macmillan nurses do is unbelievable. I do lots of things for charity and this just seemed the perfect fit.”

The day promises to be a gruelling challenge. There will be over 2,700 golf shots, over 200 miles combined covered throughout the day as well as bottles of powerade.

James said: “I’ve only been playing golf for nine months but I quickly got the hang of it. We’re all at a good standard now.

“I’m trying to practice as much as possible. Everyone’s been really positive about it.”

To donate to the cause, visit here.