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A hole lot of fun at Diss

PUBLISHED: 11:04 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 12 July 2010

DISS Golf Club captain, Paul Wright who plays off a handicap of six, completed a golf marathon of a hundred holes in a day at Diss.

Starting at 4am on a reasonable day with playing partner course manager Robert Ransome, bleary-eyed Captain Paul scored 78.

DISS Golf Club captain, Paul Wright who plays off a handicap of six, completed a golf marathon of a hundred holes in a day at Diss.

Starting at 4am on a reasonable day with playing partner course manager Robert Ransome, bleary-eyed Captain Paul scored 78.

The second round with playing partner Paul Dove (and nicely warmed up by now), saw an “awake” score of 73 and two birdies.

Captain's shot of the day was from the 15th bunker into the hole.

The third round, at a more respectable time, with playing partner past captain Peter Palmer, resulted in one birdie and a score of 78.

Guy Griffiths played the fourth round with captain Paul and a score of 76 and three birdies was outcome.

By the fifth round, an ounce of tiredness must have crept in (understandably) a score of 84 and one birdie was witnessed by playing partner Peter Palmer.

Martin Johnson played alongside captain Paul for the last 10 holes, finishing at 7.30pm. “I don't know what the score was but it was too many,” Paul said.

A creditable 436 shots in all was the total recorded for the 100 holes.

Amongst his supporters and volunteer caddies were his wife Kathy, son Adam, lady captain Jill Driver and Peter Mendham.

Wright said: “At 4am I felt good despite only three hours sleep. During the second round I didn't honestly know if I would make it. Probably the adrenaline had dropped, but when I started the third round I woke up again and felt really good until the last five holes. At the end I felt exhausted.”

In fact, on completing his ordeal Paul was extremely tired, but very happy that his efforts had raised over £850 (and still rising) towards his chosen charity - Quidenham Children's Hospice.

He has raised over £1,200 so far and would like to reach a target of £2,000.

However, when enjoying a deserved cold drink in the clubhouse afterwards, he was overheard to state: “If anyone hears me mention doing this again, they have my permission to shoot me.”

He added later: “I'd like to say a special thank-you to my family for their extra support today and during my year so far as captain.”

A club spokesman added: “Paul would like to thank everybody who sponsored him, supported him, walked with him and played golf with him. Well done Paul and good luck for the rest of the year!”

If anyone wishes to contribute a donation it would be very gratefully received. You can contact the club on 01379 641025.

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