Nov 25th, 2016
11–year old boy finishes dawn to dusk golf Challenge
And it’s all for charity
Words: John Dean
Charley Simpson, a Year 7 sports scholar at Rydal Penrhos, has just ten hours to complete a special challenge, which saw him play the best hole at 18 different courses along the North Wales coast.
The gruelling task was in aid of BBC Children in Need and is the latest in a long line of daring challenges the 11-year-old has done for the charity, which have raised more than £10,000 so far.
Charley’s day began at Caernarfon Golf Club at 7.30am and then saw him take in prestigious courses such as Conwy, Maesdu, Rhyl, Rhuddlan and Prestatyn before finishing at Northop Country Park.
Mother Rachel Simpson, said: “It actually went much more smoothly than expected.
“We did have to use torches for the final hole - which added to the fun as far as Charley was concerned.
“Several of the clubs had members turn up at the allotted time to watch Charley and cheer him on which was lovely, and he managed to fight through tiredness to complete the challenge and raise a few more pounds for Children in Need.”
Acting head Roger McDuff, added: “The determination Charley showed to complete this challenge was nothing short of extraordinary and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is immensely proud of his accomplishment."
We say good work young fella!