A TEAM of golfers from Hawkstone Park will be playing for 17 hours straight next month as they attempt to play four rounds in one day for charity.

Teeing off on Monday, July 1 at 5.00am will be Josh Gresty, from Whitchurch, Tim Jones of Shrewsbury and brothers Callum and Tom Welch who live in Weston-under-Redcastle.

The quartet will be participating in Macmillan’s nationwide ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge’ which challenges golfers to take on four rounds in one day to raise funds.

As July 1 is 2019's longest day, the group will have until 9.38pm to complete the gruelling challenge.

Speaking about the challenge, Josh Gresty said: “We are all low handicap golfers and we’ve played two rounds of golf in a day on a number of occasions, but taking on four rounds in a day is new territory for all of us.

"We’ll really have to pace ourselves throughout the day and make sure that we have lots of snacks and drinks in our golf bags to keep us going.

“We chose to take on the challenge because our president, Dale Benbow and our captain, David Driver de Valle are both cancer survivors and we have been inspired by their positivity.

"To date, we’ve already received £1,000 in donations which we’re really grateful for and we’ve set ourselves a target of £1,500."

Earlier this month, another Hawkstone Park member Sharon Jones, also completed four rounds of golf in a day to raise £1,000 for blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Josh added: “Finally, when our alarms go off at 3.30am on July 1, we’ll be hoping that we’re greeted by some great weather.”

The golfers have set up a Just Giving page for anyone wishing to make a donation at longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/thebarts