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FORTY YEARS AGO Archie Mackay, RWM of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176,  completed a marathon golf challenge playing 112 holes in one day at Glenbervie Golf Club.

Now he plans to attempt to repeat the feat with the help of family and friends and is seeking support to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice.

In 1984 while deputy news editor of the Sunday Mail he was joined by the Glenbervie  professional at the time, George McKay, and raised thousands of pounds for the paper’s Bone Marrow Appeal.

The money helped to fund the creation of bone marrow transplant units in Glasgow saving the lives of hundreds of children.

The original challenge was six rounds and two holes to round it up to 110 but the duo ended up playing the last four holes instead of just two.

On Friday 21st June 2024 and now aged 70, Archie will attempt to repeat the challenge though this time with a number of different partners – his son, friends and other club members.

The date is the first anniversary of his late father-in-law’s admission to Strathcarron Hospice. Peter Buchanan Young was a former Director of Direct Works for Falkirk Council and a former burgh surveyor of Denny & Dunipace Town Council. Bro. Mackay’s  family say he received the most compassionate end of life care from the dedicated team at Strathcarron and the golf marathon challenge is the family’s way of saying thanks.

Archie said: “My target in 1984 was £2000 and we more than doubled it. My target, 40 years on and with arthritis in my right knee, is to be able to walk at the end!

“I hope friends, relatives, fellow golfers around the world and kindred spirits everywhere will support me. 10p per hole is £11 but you can donate as much as you want. Every penny raised will go straight to Strathcarron Hospice via the link to their funding page.

“And if you pay tax you can boost your donation through Gift Aid. Thanks in anticipation of your support.”

The link is: https://www.strathcarronhospice.net/fundraisers/110-holes-golf-challenge-









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