Muswellbrook pro Jason Taylor set for Longest Golf Day to raise cancer research funds

LONGEST DAY: Jason Taylor is looking forward to playing 72 holes to raise funds for Cancer Council Australia.
LONGEST DAY: Jason Taylor is looking forward to playing 72 holes to raise funds for Cancer Council Australia.

MUSWELLBROOK’S PGA professional Jason Taylor will undertake one of his biggest challenges yet, later this month, as he plays 72 holes in a day to raise money for cancer research.

The Longest Day 2018 is scheduled for Monday, December 17, and most likely take more than 12 hours to complete, but Taylor said the struggle will be worth it for such an important cause.

“It’s a bit of a challenge for me even though I love golf,” he admitted.

“I’ve never done 72 holes before but I’m genuinely looking forward to it because it’s for something I care about.”

The Pro Shop owner revealed he has been training ahead of the day, although it hasn’t been easy having recently pulled up sore after a set of 54 holes.

Despite this, he has no quarrels about walking out the entire 72 and is comfortable that mind will defeat matter if he begins to struggle at the main event.

He emphasised the donations will all go towards the charity, and anyone who wants to help out is encouraged to do so.

“People are more than welcome to come down on the day, whether they want to play 18 holes, or the 36, 54 or 72,” Taylor said.

“It’s $30 to play and all that money goes to the Cancer Council.”

Anyone interested in donating but not playing can do so via the Longest Day website, with Taylor looking to raise $1500.

Although he made it clear that any amount of money raised is a bonus.

If you’d like to seek further information about the event, feel free to contact Jason Taylor on 6543 2128 or visit his business, which is located next to the Muswellbrook RSL Golf Club.

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