Jamie Kennedy is setting out on a day of golf to remember as he bids to raise £10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by playing 10 rounds of golf in a single day.
A former US college golfer at Jacksonville University, Florida, Jamie has always had an ‘outside the box’ approach to life.
Now working as Content Manager for Golfalot.com, the +1 golfer came up with the idea late last year.
Having watched golfers raise money playing 4 rounds of golf in a day, Jamie decided it was time to up the stakes in order to gain the support and attention needed to reach his £10,000 target.
So, with the support Golfalot.com and Mortonhall Golf Club, Jamie will be teeing it up around 4am and will playing 180 holes around the long, hilly, par-72 course located on the south side of Edinburgh.
Jamie said “I wanted to set myself a challenge that was both testing and unique. I have done charity runs, 10km and half marathons, in the past. Whilst they are certainly testing, they have become fairly common and with my passion for golf, I wanted to think of something equally testing on the course.”
As well as preparing for the challenge that will combine more than 52 miles of golf, and more than 5,000ft climb throughout the day (equal to the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis), Jamie is tracking his progress and training in a blog on Golfalot.com
“It felt like a natural way to let people know how seriously I am taking the challenge and keep them updated with my practice, training and fundraising. My hope is that people will enjoy following my training and that the support will be reflected in the money I raise.”
In an effort to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jamie has become an official volunteer and will go through training with the Foundation to allow him to visit with Wish kids, help in events and be more involved with the charity he hopes to help.
To support Jamie follow his blog or you can donate online at www.justgiving.com/onedaytenrounds
29 May 2012