Louth golfer in 24 hour challenge for Seve Ballesteros charity

Louth golfer Chris Cooper.
Louth golfer Chris Cooper.

A YOUNG golfer from Louth is embarking on a 24 hour challenge to raise money in memory of his hero, Seve Ballesteros.

Chris Cooper, 18, a member of Louth Golf Club, is taking on the task starting on Thursday, July 12 along with two of his friends.

The trio, Chris, along with Ryan Tarrant and Dan Carr, are aiming to play from 8pm to the following 8pm at the Greetham Valley course in Rutland.

Last year the three completed the Longest Day Golf Challenge, where they played four rounds of golf in one day raising nearly £1,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Chris, who has a handicap of five, said: “We’re doing it because it is in remembrance of people we know who have lost their lives due to cancer and in rememberance of Seve Ballesteros himself.

“To play 24 hours of golf, we are going to need to rely on our mental strength to keep up going that entire time because it will be hard on both arms, and legs.”

The Foundation supports both Cancer Research and other brain tumour charities in memory of former world number one golfer Ballesteros, who died in May last year.

Chris will be in Morrison’s in Louth from 8am until 12pm on Monday July 9, raising funds and selling the Seve Ballesteros Foundation wristbands.

The trio are aiming to raise another £1,000 this year and can be sponsored via the {Just Giving page|www.justgiving.com/Seve1}.

Chris thanks Morrison’s, SSP Golf, Night Golf Supplies and all of the supporters of the event.