World record - swing, prayer

Jason Casserly (left) and Craig Woods are planning their world record gold charity fundraiser.
Jason Casserly (left) and Craig Woods are planning their world record gold charity fundraiser. The Daily Examiner

PLAYING a round of golf doesn't usually turn into a Guinness world record attempt.

On Sunday, two Clarence golfers, Jason Casserly and Craig Woods, will attempt to set the world record for the most holes of golf played in 12 hours by two people. This happens to be a record that has never before been attempted.

Their cause is far nobler than simply having their names in the record book.

“The main point of the day is to raise much needed funds for the oncology unit at the Grafton Base Hospital,” Jason said.

“They do a brilliant job and with cancer affecting so many people around the Valley, Craig and I want to support this essential cause,” he said.

“Having our names in the record books is not really the aim of the day, it is all about giving back,” Jason said.

The pair currently has about 60 sponsor sheets out within the community and have pledges from countless local businesses.

“The response and support from local business has been amazing. The businesses that couldn't donate money donated prizes for our raffles,” Jason said.

“We both really hope that this support continues and we get a pretty good turnout on Sunday. Realistically, we hope to get about $5000 for the oncology unit,” Jason said.

The world record attempt will take place at the Grafton Golf Club course, South Grafton, and all are welcome.

“We will be having a few little things during the day like putt-putt golf, about six raffles and there will music provided by a local DJ as well,” he said.

“There will also be platters and other nibbles from Erin's restaurant and the club will be able to serve drinks.”

Jason and Craig will be starting their world record attempt at 5.30am and will finish at about 5.30pm.

Everyone is invited to go out to the Grafton Golf Club, have a few drinks, join in the fundraising activities and support the boys. They will be on the home stretch from 4-6pm.

“We really want anyone and everyone to come out and support us as we finish up the course,” Jason said.

“There will be a heap of fun things to do and great prizes to be won,” Jason said.