Dawn start for golfing medics as they aim to drive their way to 100 holes in a day

Putting their backs into it: the four golfers pictured at golfs St Andrews headquarters but theyll

Putting their backs into it: the four golfers pictured at golfs St Andrews headquarters but theyll be closer to home on the Letchworth course when they begin their 100-hole challenge at dawn tomorrow. - Credit: Archant

Top doctors are known to be partial to a round of golf – but tackling 100 holes in a single day might be considered a tad over the top. But that’s the challenge that a quartet of North Herts medical men will be tackling on Friday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

A consultant radiologist, two GPs and a dentist are teaming up for the marathon 51/2 rounds in 24 hours stint.

Radiologist Peter Brooks, who works at Hitchin’s Pinehill Hospital, said “We will need to use every minute of daylight to complete the task. We will be starting at dawn, around 4am, and aim to finish before 10pm.”

Also teeing off are Letchworth GP Rob Graham, Hitchin GP Jehad Aldegather and Stevenage dentist John Woods.

They’re expecting to cover around 26 miles during the course of the challenge and Dr Brooks promised: “We will be walking the whole distance.”

Across the UK prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with more than 110 new cases diagnosed every day and more than 10,500 deaths attributed to the disease each year.

Pinehill Hospital general manager Paul Tempest said: “We all know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease.

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“With the recent news about getting closer to a cure for cancer, surely the more research that can be funded the better. We are happy to sponsor these doctors and encourage others to do the same.”

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