Golf: leading ladies play 54 holes in a day for charity

Liz McMillan and Phyllis McKirdy pictured at the tenth green at Port Bannatyne during Sunday's '54 holes in a day' charity challenge.

Liz McMillan and Phyllis McKirdy pictured at the tenth green at Port Bannatyne during Sunday's '54 holes in a day' charity challenge.

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Two of Bute’s leading lady golfers took on the challenge of playing 54 holes of golf in a single day - 18 at each of the island’s three courses - for charity on Sunday.

Liz McMillan and Phyllis McKirdy, fresh from contesting the club championship final at Rothesay, began their marathon effort on the first tee at Rothesay at 6.45am - and walked off the 18th green at Port Bannatyne at 7.30pm, having fitted in a round at Bute Golf Club’s Kingarth course in between.

Liz undertook the challenge to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, while Phyllis’s efforts were in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Said Liz: “We’ve been talking about it for years, and it’s been quite a challenge, but all the people who have sponsored us have been so generous - even people visiting in golfing parties from the mainland have contributed.”