A GOLFER will put himself through the ultimate test of playing 100 holes in one day for a cause very close to his heart.

Tommy Frodsham is to embark on the gruelling test in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The feat will see him walking 40-plus miles in the process but taking on the challenge for a cause that matters so much to him will help get him through.

In 2019, he completed a 72-hole challenge for the charity, the same year his mum rang the bell to end her cancer treatment after she had been diagnosed the year before.

He has also lost two grandmothers to cancer.

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Tommy, from Haydock, is a member of Grange Park, where he will be putting himself through the physical and mental challenge

He has been embarking on long walks in preparation and got through 36 holes in a day to help get him set for the challenge.

“I have been doing 12 or 13-mile walks to get me prepared and I have played a lot of golf,” said Tommy, 29, who works as a residential childcare assistant.

Tommy, who plays off an 18- handicap, will be starting the challenge at around 4.30am on Monday (June 24) when the sun first comes up 

“I’ll be starting out on my own and I may have a few people joining me during the day.

“We have smashed the target of £2,000, it is already more than £3,000 so getting to £4,000 would be nice.”

Tommy will complete the challenge at Grange Park Golf Club, off Prescot Road, where he is a memberTommy will complete the challenge at Grange Park Golf Club, off Prescot Road, where he is a member (Image: Google Street View)

On his fundraising page, Tommy, who is being supported in his efforts by Tailored Financial Planning, added: “If I have my timings right, I will aim to complete the challenge around 8pm at night.

“However, that gives me a little bit of buffer time before the sun goes down if I don’t complete it in that time. All I know is that I will complete it.

“I am not the best golfer in the world, I am not the worst. At the current standard I play at, I have hit rounds of 85 all the way to 110 at Grange Park. So I will be aiming for anything between 500-650 shots realistically.

“Something I have thought about doing myself to boost funds on the day was something like 50p per par, £1 per birdie and £2 per lost ball, which at £2 a lost ball could potentially cost me a fortune the more tired I get!"