Thursday 28th May 2009 by C. Freeman
Year 7 student Hayden Tetley has raised charity cash by completing four rounds of golf in just one day. Hayden took 14 hours to complete the 72 holes at Wellingborough Golf Club raising £150 for Lakelands Hospice.
The challenge took place in the holidays when Hayden set out at 6am to complete the first round on his own. He was then accompanied by his brother, Jake, for the second, his mum for the third and his dad was with him as he completed the final hole at 8pm after taking 448 strokes during the day.
Hayden, who walked a total of 15 miles said: 'In the third round near the end I wasn't that tired but I thought I've still got another round to do yet and I wondered if I'd be able to manage it.'
He raised £100 in sponsorship and a further £50 was donated through collection boxes at the golf club. He will present the cheque to the hospice in the next couple of weeks.
Hayden said: 'I've been playing golf since I was six or seven and really enjoy it. My tutor group, 7K, is raising money for the hospice so I thought that the sponsored golf would be a good way of doing it. As well as raising the money by playing these four rounds I also got my handicap down from 40 to 36!