Marcus Padley

Raising a bit of money for Skin Cancer ...

As a regular golfer I cannot believe the number of people at the golf club that have experience with skin cancer. I am a Pom but for Australians it seems Skin Cancer is an almost routine hazard, many of whom say it was their years as a young Australian playing sport, unprotected, that did the damage. Skin Cancer appears to be just a matter of "time in the sun".

Emma, my wife, lost her father recently to melanoma. Too early. He wasn't sporting, but he was a fabulous gardener, and those hours spent in the garden, unprotected, were his downfall.

It  turns out 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. It'll be higher for golfers.

The Longest Day out - Monday 14th December 2020 - is a Cancer Council initiative for golfers to combine golf and fund-raising. My Team of four is going to play 72 holes of golf each - 288 holes in all - in one day - with the support of our golf clubs and sponsors.

Please sponsor me today, to make every hole count!

Thank you for your generous donation.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Jeff Philip

Enjoy they day. I wish I was able to play in something like this with my father, a die hard golfer (and keen investor/trader) who fought hard, but succumbed to melanoma at 67. He was told that it was the years of damage at an early age that caused his problems, so hopefully your younger years in UK sun will reduce the chances of any issues.

$500

Sue Flannery

From all the team at Custom Accounting

$350

Anonymous

Please look after yourself and put on sunscreen a hat! A great cause, notwithstanding a mega golf day in the sun for skin cancer is up there with a night at the casino for the financially vulnerable!

$312

Timberzoo

Great cause Marcus...hope you had a brilliant day...love your work The team at Timberzoo Geelong

$260

Ken Forshaw

The charity is a great idea even if it is coupled with golf!!

$260

Custom Accounting

$260

Anonymous

Hi Marcus and the team i hope you have a successful day and raise a lot of money. It sounds like yourself and Henry are golf die hards.

$260

Marcus Padley

$156

Keith Ready

Well done Marcus and I trust you get a hole in one to cap off the 72 holes

$105.04

Wayne Sanderson

Well done Marcus. You deserve a cold beer!

$104

Anonymous

Hi Marcus, Simon Abel here your friendly ICU doc. Great cause. I Have had 4 BCC's removed, the first in my 30's - I'm now 56. Used to get fried as a kid although have been pretty good since I studied melanomas at the age of 21. Pasty Welsh skin I'm afraid. No good for years of australian cricket and lifesaving. My best friend at school is still alive and disease free after having had widespread metastatic melanoma 8 years ago. All due to research and new genetic pathway inhibitor drugs. His predicted survival was 18 months. Got to see all his kids grow up into adults. Thanks for your advice and newsletter. I've had my best year ever, but will probably screw it all up next year. Good luck with the golf and merry xmas to you and your staff. Cheers, Simon

$104

Richard Stanley

More power to your elbow Marcus. I gave up golf after playing on the Liphook course in Hampshire and hitting a moving train on the London to Portsmouth line. Not my game.

$104

Andrew Kelly

$104

Peter Bennett

I'm a MT Subscriber, so good luck! I gave up golf years ago when someone asked me what my handicap was and the only answer I could give was "my 4 -wood slice".

$104

John Lankester

It's a great cause Marcus, well done.

$104

Henry Jenings

Great work

$104

Graham Mclauchlan

$100

Anonymous

All the best to you and your team in achieving your goal for this worthy cause.

$100

James Mclean

Good cause deserves good golf. Pressure is on!! Lol

$100

Anonymous

$100

Shane Dwyer

Go Marcus. Great cause. Hit them long and straight like you do at Tura Beach.

$100

Klaus Wiegel

Go for it Marcus!

$78

Julian Kaplan

Great cause....

$74.88

Lucien Heffes

$74.88

Anonymous

Good on you Marcus. Great cause.

$74.88

Matthew Forsyth

Well done - great initiative

$74.88

Peter Oag

Good luck with your long day out!! May the wind be in your favor and the holes large!!

$74.88

Andrew Snare

$74.88

Anonymous

Go Emma and Marcus. xx

$74.88

John Wade

I expect you to be square with the card....no cheating .

$74.88

Geoff Couser

Converting your good advice into a good cause...

$72

Emile Zile

$52

Steven Tuvik

Good cause !

$52

James Thompson

$52

Qiaolyn Chen

$52

Ben O'leary

$52

Kevin Newport

Good show, Marcus. Never forget the sunscreen & hat! Cheers, Kev

$52

Greg Allen

Stage 4 melanoma survivor . Thanks for a great website.

$52

Nick Smith

Great cause and it looks like you will all need to slip slop slap on Monday if the forecast is correct. Enjoy and good luck to all of your team on achieving your targets.

$52

David Pittorino

Don't over do it - you've already won

$52

Helen Thompson

Play well, enjoy the day - remember slip-slop-slap-seek-slide. Good cause.

$52

Chris Williams

Enjoy the national lucky so and so Try cuv for the answer to skin cancer

$50

Rex Jewell

Good luck with it Marcus

$41.60

Daniel Walker

$41.60

Skydog

$41.60

Mark Colbeck

Great cause, slip slop slap on the day Assuming 4 visits to the 19th hole will be included as well ;-)

$41.60

Anonymous

Enjoy the round team and play better than I did this morning.

$41.60

Colin Handreck

$41.60

Anonymous

$41.60

Rob Dames

No 3 putts!

$41.60

Graeme Hickingbotham

Well done Marcus. I have had malignant skin cancer. Got it early and going well. 😀

$40

Michael Woodhouse

Don't forget the sunscreen

$40

Sally Wiadrowski

$26

Anonymous

Very worthwhile. Good on'ya !

$26

Josephine Sando

swing easy and have fun.

$26

Anonymous

enjoy the day may you better hour round each set

$20.80

Trevor Backshall

$20.80

Jarrod Mantell

$20.80

Julian Guy

Enjoy my home track.......and repair your divots ; )

$20.80

Gordon Sloan

$10.40

Nicole Ann Raymond

Go Marcus!

$10

Brendan G Whitty

A great cause. Have fun.

$10

Rob Grant

Have fun!