Edmund marches on and completes Northern Ireland leg

Kevin Markham
Nick Edmund and Dave Cannon at Royal County Down

Nick Edmund and Dave Cannon at Royal County Down

With another walk under his belt, the irrepressible Nick Edmund continues to go above and beyond the call of duty.The man who started Global Golf 4 Cancer, to help raise awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 4 people across the UK and Ireland, has hung up his walking boots after another busy trek… for now at least.

His most recent adventure started in Lough Erne four weeks ago and finished up on Saturday at Royal County Down, playing the final hole at 4.44pm. The dipping sun struggled to break through the clouds but it mattered little to friends and family who were in attendance to watch his final tee shot and, as it turned out, his final birdie attempt. Or, perhaps, they were just there to check that he wasn’t going to continue on to Kilkeel, and Warrenpoint, and Greenore, and on to Dublin. Nick’s already walked the Wild Atlantic Way, so he may not know how to stop.

If you don’t know who Nick is then look him up. His story is one of ironies, struggles, perseverance, mind-over-matter and, above all, inspiration and motivation. His goal is to have his Global Golf 4 Cancer flag flying on every continent.


At the Slieve Donard Hotel he celebrated the conclusion of his recent efforts and later said:

“I may be tired having just completed a 4-week long country wide golf-walk with visits to 20 clubs, but you could never tire of this backdrop (the Mourne Mountains). Royal Co Down is amazing – so too are the golfers of Northern Ireland who have been wonderfully supportive of our campaign. Thank you!”

At some point in the not too distant future, Nick has the Camino de Santiago in his sights.

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