A fun 99-hole golf challenge has a poignant purpose for the dad-of-one who came up with the fundraising idea.
Alan Young and best friend Scott Henderson will be joined by 14 pals to tackle the mammoth golf marathon – in less than 24 hours.
They will play five different courses in the East Neuk of Fife today and all the money raised will go to the Margo Young Foundation.
The charity was set up by Alan (36) and wife Evonne earlier this year in memory of Alan’s mother who died from breast cancer in 1992.
He said: “It will initally focus on funding respite support and bereavement counselling. The 99-hole golf challenge will be an exciting and fun event, and I’m grateful to the golf courses who are supporting me and the 15 friends who will be taking part.”
The event tees off at 3.30 a.m. and will involve the intrepid golfers walking 40 miles and hitting around 500 shots at Crail Golfing Society, Anstruther Golf Club and The Fairmont courses in St Andrews.
They hope to complete their challenge by 10 p.m. when Scott admitted they would probably be “footsore and more than a little weary”.
The golfing cronies will be easily spotted on the courses in their tartan trews and specially-designed shirts.
Alan, who is a sales rep with a drug company, grew up in Lenzie but now lives in Larbert with his wife and daughter Orla (2).
He said: “We’ve been getting in a lot of practice and I’d also like to thank Kingsfield Golf Centre in Linlithgow, Crail Golfing Society and Lenzie Golf Club for their support and assistance.”
Anyone who wishes to donate should visit www.justgiving.com/margoyoungfoundation.