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Frank swings in with a marathon charity effort.

Byline: By Paul Suart

MOST 74-year-old golfers would be content at completing 18 holes to handicap without a caddy or buggy... but not evergreen swinger Frank Miller.

The 17-handicapper managed, without any mechanical aid, four full rounds in four countries in just one day.

And two of his rounds were completed on par with his handicap.

Frank, of Alderbrook Road, Solihull, took on the challenge to raise cash for charities.

"I had walked virtually a marathon and, contrary to some suggestions, had not needed an ambulance or hearse!" he said.

Frank started at Carnalea in Northern Ireland shortly after 3.45am on June 23, before flying to Helsby, in Cheshire, for a 10.55am tee off.

He belted round the English course and set off for Hawarden in Flintshire, Wales, before finishing up in near darkness at Lockerbie in Scotland at 9.30pm.

Frank shot gross scores of 88, 87, 88, and 84 respectively.

He gave two cheques worth almost pounds 4,000 to St Mary's Hospice and ChildLine at Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle, his home course.

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Date:Aug 26, 2008
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