31 Dec 2010

Pair on course to complete 365th game for charity

2:16 pm on 31 December 2010

Two men who have played golf at a new course every day this year for charity are concluding their sporting odyssey on Friday.

Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton's last game of 2010 is at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay on New Year's Eve.

The pair have played courses in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East to raise funds for charity The First Tee, which aims to affect the lives of young people by promting character development though golf.

Mr Goldstein says they have lived and breathed golf this year and it is surreal that their adventure is all but at an end.

While their bodies are okay, he says they are mentally a bit tired and looking forward to some time off the green in 2011.

Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton say they have raised between $35,000 and $40,000 for the charity.