Army captain's 360 holes of golf record attemptBy Becky Barnes
July 05, 2012
An Army captain is attempting a world record 360 holes of golf in five days to raise £20,000 for two military charities.
Stuart Ball, an officer in the Royal Logistic Corps, based at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, hopes to complete day four of the ‘Enduro Golf 360 Challenge’ at the Blue Mountain Golf Club in Binfield, today.
Captain Ball said: “I am very excited and nervous about the goal I have set myself.
“I have played golf intermittently since I was 18, but have never had a lesson, so although I am physically fit, the actual golf is a bit of a challenge.”
Stuart thinks that during the 20 rounds of golf in five days he will walk between 120 and 140 miles, hit 720 putts, and swing his clubs 1,280 times.
He said: “My friends and family have been incredibly supportive of my fundraising challenge, and my wife, in particular, has been absolutely amazing, drumming up support wherever she goes.”
The captain has chosen to support Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Help for Heroes and would welcome supporters at Blue Mountain Golf Centre.
James Elster, general manager of the golf club in Wood Lane, said: “What Stuart is aiming to do for charity is staggering.
“It will be a really harsh test of both his physical and mental strength.
“Crown Golf is delighted to be able to help and to host him, and will watch his record-breaking attempt with interest and admiration.”