KEEN golfers are setting themselves a huge challenge – 72 holes of golf in 20 hours.

Members of Upton-by-Chester Golf Club will take part in Macmillan Cancer Care Longest Day Golf Challenge.

The annual event, held on June 20, the longest day of the year, will see competitors complete four rounds back to back.

The two teams will tee off at 5.30am and hope to be finished by 10pm.

Junior organiser Jenny Turner said it promises to be an exhausting but rewarding day.

She said: “I got in touch with Macmillan and organised it, then these members volunteered to take part.

“Everyone in the teams knows someone who’s been affected by cancer, I think most people do these days.”

Team One is made up of Paul Wheatley, 29, assistant professional Pete Bostock, junior captain James White, 17, and Shaun Copock, 14.

Junior Vice Captain Callum Hayes, 14, James Lightfoot, 22, Andreas Dobson, 14, and Jake Jones, 15, will play together in Team Two.

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