Andrew Clement is ready to swing into action for an important cause.

The Romsey resident will tee off next month as part of the Cancer Council Victoria’s Longest Day – a 72-hole golf challenge to raise money for cancer research.

Mr Clement said a mate in Sydney took part in the challenge last year, which inspired him to gather up a team for this year’s event.

“A few of my mates and two of my sons thought it would be a very good cause to raise a bit of money for cancer research,” he said.

“We all like our golf so what better way than to have a bit of fun and to raise a bit of money.”

This year marks the first time Mr Clement will participate in the golf challenge. He said the Cancer Council held a special place in his heart.

“Both of my parents had cancer,” he said.

“My father died of bowel cancer which turned into liver cancer. He had three big operations and he lasted five years.

“Mum had breast cancer early on, which didn’t kill her but she ended up with dementia.

“Mum passed away six years ago, and dad was about 14 years ago.”

Mr Clement’s team, Old Bull Golf, hope to raise $10,000 for cancer research. But the golf lover has set his own goal.

“I’ve got my personal target at $3000 [and] I’ve got about $807 at the moment,” he said.

“Hopefully that builds. Our team has 10 members and we’ve got a team target of $10,000. We have about $4500 already. We should pass that easily.

“Hopefully by advertising this a bit more, more people can get on board, raise some money and find a cure for this horrible disease.”

Old Bull Golf will tee off on Friday, December 13 at Romsey Golf Club, Park Lane.

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