A GOLF fan from Frodsham will be donning his plus fours as he bids to play four rounds of golf around four countries in just 24 hours.
Helsby Golf Club captain Martin Mann, 66, director of Catton Hall Shooting Ground, Bradley Lane, Frodsham, will play 18 holes in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and finally his home club at Helsby to raise money for the Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal.
“I was once at a presentation of a powered wheelchair to a young boy who had been wheelchair bound all his life, in thanks he said ‘thank you, you have changed my life,’” said Martin.
“This touched my heart so much.
“If my old legs will carry me I hope to be coming down the 18th fairway at Helsby by 10.15pm.”
Martin, a former magistrate and councillor, has picked the longest day, June 21, to make his attempt.
He will tee off at at Cairndhu near Larne, Northern Ireland, at 3.40am, before getting the ferry to Scotland to play the Powfoot course at 11.15am, then driving to Padeswood and Buckley, North Wales, and finishing at Helsby.
“All the courses have offered the courses free,” added Martin. “The secretary of the Northern Ireland course assured me he will open the gates at 3.30am.”
Anyone who would like to sponsor Martin can ring Lisa Stirk on 01928 788295 or write to Catton Hall Bradley Lane, Frodsham or Helsby Golf Club with payment to Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal.