Dalby delight after The Longest Day

Brothers Shane and Brayden Dalby on Thursday completed 72 holes of golf in a single day, raising money for the Cancer Council as part of its The Longest Day challenge.

At Broken Hill Golf and Country Club, teeing off at 5.45am and finishing the fourth round just shy of 12 hours later, the pair had support all the way. At the 18th green, a group of onlookers cheered them on as they putt the ball into the hole, with both Shane and Brayden embracing as a sign of having completed the impressive feat.

Speaking to the Barrier Truth just moments after coming off the course, Shane and Brayden were exhausted and drained albeit satisfied with their accomplishment telling us it was an achievement made sweeter by doing it together, and with a supportive community.

“It feels good to finally sit up here and have a beer with everyone that’s come to support [and] donated money,” Brayden said.

“Overall, a fantastic day. [I was] just hoping I didn’t hit the ball too many times to be honest!”

The duo breezed through the first two rounds in the morning before hitting the remaining two rounds from midday, with the brothers’ thoughts on how quickly they could achieve the feat changing across the day as the body wore sorer.

“Just a bit emotional. It was perfect conditions,” Shane said.

“[We] thought we’d pace ourselves. We did the first two rounds in real quick time. But the last two rounds, we slowed right down. We got halfway and [I] said to [my] brother, ‘we’ll do this f***ing easy’, but it didn’t happen.”

The two raised a total of just under $5500 for the Cancer Council for vital cancer research through donations both online and at the club in the leadup to the event and on the day. Both brothers thanked everyone for their support and assured us they’ll be back to do it again next year, hoping to have a few more people joining in on the golf course with them.

“We’ve raised so much money. Fantastic effort by the club doing everything and [I] couldn’t be happier that we achieved such a such a feat for such a good cause,” Brayden said.

“[We] look forward to next year and if we can get any more players out to struggle along with us, [they’re] welcome along.”

You can still donate to Shane and Brayden’s fundraising campaign here


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