Night-time fun on the fairway

PUBLISHED: 06:09 23 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:02 24 May 2010

NIGHT-TIME golf nuts plan to play an after-hours competition armed with torches and glow-in-the-dark balls to raise cash for their club. Members of Weston Golf Club in Uphill Road North will be teeing off in the dead of night to fund-raise for a satellite

NIGHT-TIME golf nuts plan to play an after-hours competition armed with torches and glow-in-the-dark balls to raise cash for their club.Members of Weston Golf Club in Uphill Road North will be teeing off in the dead of night to fund-raise for a satellite television system for their clubhouse.Luminous wands will line the edges of fairways and greens to give eagle-eyed golfers clues where to drive their shots in the dark.The event has been organised by club professional Mike LaBand. The 36-year-old, who also runs the on-site golf shop, said: "This promises to be an awful lot of fun and won't be taken too seriously."There are junior and ladies teams taking part so it is an event for everybody from the club. There will be up to nine teams with four players in each."A hole is drilled into the golf ball and filled with a luminous strip to make it glow. When they fly down the fairways, it is like watching a tracer bullet."Apart from warm clothes, the only other necessity is a torch so as not to fall into any bunkers."The competition tees off on March 31 at 8.30pm, although golfers will be able to enjoy a meal in the clubhouse beforehand.


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