Glenn plays 9,000 holes to raise £1million

A KIND-HEARTED sportsman, who is aiming to set a world record by playing more than 500 rounds of golf in a year, has been teeing off in North Somerset. Professional golfer and coach Glenn Turner, of Leyland in Lancashire, began his epic tour of hundreds o

A KIND-HEARTED sportsman, who is aiming to set a world record by playing more than 500 rounds of golf in a year, has been teeing off in North Somerset.Professional golfer and coach Glenn Turner, of Leyland in Lancashire, began his epic tour of hundreds of golf clubs across the UK, Ireland and Spain on April 1 in Cardross in Scotland.By the time he plays his last shot on March 31 in Woodbury near Exeter, the 47-year-old will have walked the equivalent of 107 marathons.He will also have played on more golf courses in just 12 months than most professional golfers do in a lifetime.Glenn is undertaking the sporting challenge to raise £1million for 44 charities. Half of the money will go to The Rhys Daniels Trust to provide accommodation for families with youngsters who are being treated at specialist children's hospitals across the UK. The rest will be split between 43 children's hospices, including Children's Hospice South West.On September 29, Glenn was driving, chipping and putting at Clevedon Golf Club. Glenn said: "I will be really delighted if I am able to hand over around £11,600 to help boost Babe's Big Appeal to build a new children's hospice in Wraxall."Staff and volunteers at Children's Hospice South West are such fantastic people who do a wonderful job caring for life-limited children and their families."I'm funding the 12-month challenge myself so every single penny which is pledged in sponsorship will go to charity."If North Somerset Times readers think that the challenge I'm undertaking is worth supporting, they can donate £1 by texting 'golf' to 64446."If anyone would like to make a larger donation, they can do so by logging onto www.worldrecordgolftour.co.uk for more details.


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