CARNDUFF - A couple of southeast Saskatchewan golfers are going to play a lot in one day in an effort to raise money for KidSport.
Brian Fitzpatrick has announced that he will hold the Longest Day of Golf for the first time in four years. He has launched a GoFundMe campaign.
He noted that he and his friend Kris Carley completed The Longest Day of Golf in June 2019. They played 115 holes (six full rounds and seven extra holes) in a golf marathon that went from 4:35 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course. The duo accomplished the feat despite adverse weather conditions that included wind and rain.
“It was always meant to be an annual event, but COVID and other restrictions made it unachievable,” said Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick said he and Carley are ready to accept the challenge again. On June 22 at the Carnduff Golf Club, they intend to eclipse their 2019 totals in both holes played and financial support.
All donations will be donated to KidSport Saskatchewan, an organization that helps children play sports.
“Sports and children are things we are both passionate about,” said Fitzpatrick.
They raised more than $4,000 in 2019.
As of Friday morning, they had received $270 of their $5,000 goal, with five donors thus far.
You can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/longest-day-of-golf-2023 to support the campaign.