Perth accountant Sandy Fyfe is teeing-up a daunting charity golf challenge.
Along with three friends, he is planning to play all 93 holes on Arran’s seven golf courses – within 24 hours.
They’ll be setting the alarm for a 4am tee-time on June 16 and ready to tackle everything from hilly fairways to blisters, sore backs and the infamous midgies.
The quartet – Mr Fyfe is being joined by former Perth man Dave Kerr, Graeme Cullen and Bill Kennedy – are raising money for chosen charities Glasgow Childrens’ Hospital and Home Link Family Support in Edinburgh.
“We are four lapsed athletes so this really is going to be quite a test for us and we will be on the clock,” said Mr Fyfe, a partner with Morris and Young.
“Six years ago I joined three other pals and played 90 holes at courses in and around Perth in a single day – it has taken me this long to recover.”
He continued: “We’re calling this one ‘The Iron Man of Arran Challenge.’ We have been getting a few games of golf under our belts but I don’t think anything can prepare us for playing 93 holes of competitive golf one after the other.
“My daughter Tallie was hospitalised in Yorkhill – now the Glasgow Childrens’ Hospital – when she was just 10 months old. Obviously these were worrying times for us but the staff were wonderful.
“Following two heart operations, I’m delighted to say she has never looked back and Tallie is now a fit teenager who loves playing hockey whenever she can. I just felt it was time to give something back.”
Mr Kerr is chair of Home Link Family Support, a charity giving children and families a positive start in life by providing support in their homes in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
The Arran challenge fundraiser has been boosted by Pete Craigon at Morton Golf Holidays.
Mr Craigon, who hails from Auchterarder, secured a number of tee times at Crail, Royal Dornoch and Prestwick, along with a package generously donated by the Old Course Hotel at St Andrews.
These went under the hammer online, helping push the sum raised beyond the £6,000 mark.
Supporters can donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/thearranfore.