Walk this way

Linda Davison has already walked more than most of us will this season in a bid to raise money for the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association’s participation in County Match Week.

County captain Linda, a member of Blyth Golf Club, set out in April to walk 87 miles – the distance between the association’s six founding clubs – and managed it in just 14 days.

“The pandemic had a huge effect on the county, particularly our ability to raise money at events, so I wanted to follow in the footsteps of past-captain Nicky Rose and do a bit of fundraising,” said Linda.

“The distance between our founding clubs worked out at 87 miles, and although I couldn’t walk the actual route, walking that many miles seemed a fitting challenge.”

Having completed the challenge, Linda continued racking up the miles and adding to the total raised throughout April. She also took in one part of the physical route between the founding clubs – from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay – and was joined by supporters, county officials and friends for the 3.5-mile walk. 

“It’s been a really enjoyable experience,” added Linda. “The walk from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay was tremendous fun with lots of support.

“I didn’t know if I would raise any money when I started out, but the support has been fantastic and there’s still money coming in. 

“I can’t thank everyone who has supported the challenge enough for their generosity.”

To-date, Linda has raised more than £1,700 for the association. To contribute to the fundraising effort, email captain@nlcga.co.uk