A trio of golfers from an Abergavenny church are hoping to hit the fairways and greens as they bid to complete 72 holes at Wernddu Golf Club this Saturday in aid of charity.

Former Chronicle reporter Rob Westall, Barry Lane and Andrew Dare, all members of Gateway Church, will tee off at sunrise at 5am as they try to complete the challenge in daylight hours, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.

The club have waived green fees for the trio to support their bid.

“It’s such a generous gesture from the club and we really appreciate it,” said Rob, who works in digital marketing and PR for Newwave Design.

"I got into golf just over 12 months ago and decided to do the challenge in aid of my late grandfather Alf Westall," said Rob.

"Macmillan Cancer Care were an amazing support for him and my family in his final days.”

As for the challenge itself, Rob and his team will have to walk/run 20 miles non-stop - if they hit the ball straight – to complete the challenge during daylight.

"It could be more than 20 miles, as I haven’t got a handicap yet," said Rob.

“It will be tough, but I’m sure Gramps will be looking down on us.

“We just want to raise as much as possible, so anything you can spare is gratefully received and will help power us around the course when the going gets tough.

“Hopefully all the kind donations and messages of support will carry us through to the 73rd hole!”

If you would like to make a donation please visit Rob’s Just Giving page: tinyurl.com/zmsfay5