Golfer Liz Stott takes on incredible golf challenge - East Cheshire Hospice

Golfer Liz Stott takes on incredible golf challenge

Golfer Liz Stott is the latest member of her family to undertake a tough sporting challenge.

Husband Chris has sailed across the Atlantic, while sons Andrew and James have also pushed themselves to the limit with their own tests of endurance.

Chris with sons James (left) and Andrew on their Atlantic adventure.

Not to be outdone, Liz played 72 holes of golf on the longest day to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

Liz teed off at 6 am on Friday June 21 and sank her final putt 13 hours later.

Friend Celia Stanley, who works in the lottery team at the Hospice, played the last of four rounds with Liz who walked the course.

Other members of The Tytherington Club who either caddied or played alongside Liz were Jill Hone, Jane Ambler, Beth Attwell, Sue Hunter, Fiona Weems, Kath Lees, Anne Dutoy and Marg Jordan.

The transatlantic crew with Chris Stott (second from left) and Bryan Hammond (far right).

Liz donated £5 to the charity for every lost golf ball meaning an additional £30. The Tytherington club team gave £200, one of many donations.

Sporting activity runs in her family. On the longest day three years ago, son Andrew cycled from his home in Southampton to Macclesfield, while younger brother James completed his first ironman in Barcelona last year.

Meanwhile, Chris is almost home after sailing with their two sons from Bermuda, where Andrew lives, to the Azores.

Liz on the 18th green at The Tytherington Club.

Chris is bringing home the boat on which he and five others, including Bryan Hammond, from Macclesfield, sailed from Gran Canaria to St Lucia – the shortest transatlantic westward crossing – last November.

Liz, from Prestbury, said: “I come from a family who aren’t afraid to take on a challenge, though mine wasn’t quite as adventurous as theirs.

“I suppose I wanted to do my own challenge and raise some money while doing it. The Hospice is very special in our community.  I won’t be the only one who’s had friends and family who’ve been cared for there, so it was an easy decision to raise the money for the Hospice.”

Liz Stott with her supporters. 

“I want to thank The Tytherington Club for their support, including the loan of buggies, my friends for keeping me going and everyone who donated.

“It was a memorable day, even though it was exhausting.”

Liz with Fiona Weems (left) and Beth Attwell.

Ian Shoreman, Tytherington’s club director, said: “We’re all extremely proud of what Liz has done. Playing 72 holes on a difficult course is a long walk, requiring lots of effort for a great cause.”

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