Blake Hodges

The holy grail of golf

It has taken 9 years but while preparing for the 72 hole challenge, I had my first hole in one. It was on the 8th at Dunheved, I hit a wedge and it felt good. As soon as the ball left the club, I thought this was on target and it sure was. The ball hit the green and on the second bounce went straight in the hole!!!
I couldn't believe it as I had only ever seen a hole in one on TV. When the ball disappeared in the cup, it stirred a series of emotions from surprise to pride and I couldn't wait to get home to tell my family. Some people have played golf their whole life and not managed to have a hole in one. I now hope to have one in competition or who knows, maybe while completing my 72 holes 

Week 2 - The Reason Why

As my preparation continues, people have asked me why am I doing this. So I thought it would be interesting to research more facts about cancer, to highlight the current situation in Australia. The most common cancers in Australia are prostate, breast, bowel, skin and lung cancer. These five cancers account for 60% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia. I lost my Nan to lung cancer, my uncle to prostate cancer and my Pop is currently battling skin cancer, this disease effects so many people young and old. Hopefully with the support of organisations like the Cancer Council, we can find a cure in the future.

Week 1 of preparation

Thank you to everyone that has already supported me and made donations. I have a big goal but with everyone's support, I know I can reach my target.

My preparation has started and over the weekend I played 54 holes. Competing in the first round of club championships at Dunheved on Saturday and then qualifying for the match play at NSW Golf Club before representing NSW Golf Club in round 2 of the junior pennants on Sunday. The club also informed me that I am the youngest player to ever qualify for the match play in NSW Golf Club history. Our junior pennants team is 2 from 2, with 3 more round to play and we are hoping to make the finals.

The climb begins

I have been playing golf since I was 5 and now at 14 as someone with sensitive skin, I realise the importance of being sun smart. I hope to be able to raise both awareness and money through this challenge and I need your support to do so!

I’m taking on Cancer Council’s The Longest Day...

... the ultimate golfing challenge to complete four rounds of golf in one day. That’s 72 holes! 

I’ll be testing my skill, strength and stamina to raise funds for Cancer Council. 

Because Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and I want to help change this.

Please sponsor me today, to make every hole count!

Thank you for your generous donation. Together, let’s tee off for a cancer free future.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Scott Podmore

Have fun Blake, hopefully get to play you and your dad at my course some time soon,

$260

Fedor Czeiger

Good luck wish you all the best

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The Sports Physio Clinic West Pymble

Go get em Blake!

$260

Nch

Great work Blake. Well done bud 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

$260

Gary Levien

$250

Fab Mor News

Enjoy the challenge mate, you will probably score less then me going around 3 times to my 1 😂

$208

Jamie Clark

Well done mate

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Anc Delivery Professionals

All the best Blake, from ANC!

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Tom Collins - Auscoat

Great stuff Blake!!

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Craig Morphett

Congratulations and what a great way to raise money for cancer research. Nanny would be so proud of you

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Brian Topper

wish you every success in reaching yr goal

$156

Ben Connelly (nsw Gc)

Great cause, Blake. Good luck and play well. Ben

$150

Barry Morphett

Good luck with the 72 holes Blake. I'm so proud of you.

$149.76

Douglas & Kath Hodges

Proud of you Grandson. Keep up the good work.

$110

Peter And Judy Watson

$104

Theo & Phylia Simos

Good luck Blake. Well done on supporting a worthy cause. Play well.

$104

Bernie Swannell

Great work Blake!!

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Kelly Bell

Well done Blake! You should be so proud of yourself mate

$104

Dom Di Yorio

Enjoy the experience Blake! Amazing stuff buddy 👍

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Robert Domabyl

You are doing a wonderful thing for yourself, cancer and our club.

$104

Tim & Luca Croft

Great work Blake. You are very inspiring. Cheers From Tim & Luca

$104

Iain Hempstead

Well done Blake!!

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Emma Clark

$104

Judy Leeds-roberts

Well done Blake, keep swinging those clubs.

$104

Ida Paulic

$100

Robert Windle

Good luck. Keep up the good work.

$100

Matt Cullen

Great work Blake. Your journey begins and those that you share with will always appreciate your efforts.

$100

Ash Walker

$100

Andrew Bennie

Excellent stuff Blake! Whack a few hole in ones!

$74.88

Ron Moss

Well done Blake. A great cause.

$74.88

Thomas Nuij

$74.88

Nathan Lovett

Well done Blake raising an amazing amount of money and awareness for an exceptional cause.

$74.88

Friendy & Kez

Keep em on the fairway 😊

$72

Avron Cohen

Good luck and enjoy.

$72

Anonymous

Good luck son, we are all so proud of you!

$52

Adrian Taylor

Best of luck Blake - a great initiative and wishing you continued success on the course be well Adrian

$52

Benjamin Carr

$52

Anonymous

Well done mate! Keep doing your thing. JG

$52

Ian Schein

Awesome work Blake. Making a difference 🙌

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Ant N Juju

$52

Fit 4 All

Always backing you mate 👍

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Kaden Edwards

Good luck Blake, this is a great cause.

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Mj

⛳️ 🏌️‍♀️

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Bob Coulson

well done Blake you should be very proud of yourself

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Nicole Talaia

Good Luck Blake! So proud of you for standing up and supporting such a great cause!

$52

Sean Cross

Great cause, wish you all the best!

$52

Justine Clarke

Well done Blake!!

$52

Dominique Du Toit

Good on you Blake! All the best :)

$50

Megan Lynch

$41.60

Paul Keen

Good luck

$41.60

Basil Nassis

$41.60

Peter Kerrigan

Well done Blake. I once worked with your Dad and thought that was the “longest day”. Look out for my old man on the 17th. Take care and great job.

$41.60

Robyn Forrester

Good on you Blake! A great cause.

$41.60

Scott Sandy

Good work mate and have a great day

$41.60

Stu, Megs, Jenna, Jack & Bella Woodhouse

Great initiative Blake!! Good luck.

$41.60

Claire Deane

You are a gorgeous young man, a total rockstar, you should be very proud of your doing! Xx

$41.60

Lewis Williams

$41.60

John Boulous

Well done Blake, Champion! I hope you don’t have to put up with the old man thrashing you for 72 holes!!!

$41.60

Lauren Dasey

Good on ya Blake! Good luck out on the course!

$41.60

Anonymous

Keep up the good work Blake

$41.60

Thomas Evans

$41.60

Brett

Awesome Blake, what a great cause. On ya champion 👍😁

$41.60

Jessica Wellington

Goodluck Blake and well done on supporting such an awesome cause

$41.60

Jonesy’s

You can do it Blake. Go get em!

$41.60

Natalie Bradbury

Best of luck Blake. Such a huge effort for a great cause. Congrats champ!!

$40

Vanessa Hodges

Good luck Blakey! Have a fun day, you are amazing! 😘

$40

Meagan Preston

Great work Blake

$40

Stacey Swinkels

$40

Samantha Herridge

I'm very proud of you Blake. Mrs Herridge

$32

Anonymous

$26

Gai Mcmillan

$20.80

Mick Wilson

Great stuff Blake, good work buddy.

$20.80

Ben Mancuso

Good luck Blake and well done 👍

$20.80

Keith Patterson

$20.80

Slavisa Stojicic

$20.80

Allan Ellick

Good on ya mate

$20.80

Brett Gallagher

Good luck & congrats on raising money for a good cause.

$20.80

Aaron Barlow

Good luck Blake!

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Liam Zammit

$20

Matt Mortimer

Good luck champion, great initiative

$20

Karen Goddard

$11

Anonymous

$10.40

Megan Waygood

Good luck Mr Waygood

$10.40

Zac Culican

Blake, what a great way to use your skills to support a worthy Charity!

$10.40

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