A PAIR of determined Greenock golfers will be showing plenty of drive after they teed up a marathon charity challenge.

John Gunn and Mark Taylor will be playing no fewer than FOUR rounds of the Carrick Golf Course at Cameron House in Loch Lomond on June 20.

The duo have joined together with 14 friends for a fundraiser in aid of Robin House and Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

As every round at the course covers 6.5 miles, each player will cover a marathon 26 miles in the challenge.

John, 50, said he knows the challenge will be tough but he's determined to do it for two such good causes.

He said: "Three of us played four rounds of the course in a day five years ago, so I know we can do it.

"People may think it will be a bit of fun but it definitely won't be easy.

"We'll all be feeling the pain for days after it but it's all for a great cause."

The group will tee off bright and early from 5.30am and they aim to be finished around 11pm.

They'll all be wearing special polo shirts donated thanks to sponsorship from SKW Joinery.

John, who has been golfing since he was 11, says his team-mates are all proud to be playing for such a good cause.

He added: "Robin House is local to the course and we've seen the amazing work the team do there in communities across Scotland.

"We're thrilled to be able to do something a wee bit different for this fantastic charity."

The other golfers taking part are Alan Granger, Billy McFadyen, Connor Taylor, Richard Chang, David Burris, Gareth Burris, George Brown, Jackie Beasley, Jane Scott, Mick Gray, Paddy Maple, Scott Barlass, Stephen McLafferty and Tony Speirs.

CHAS community fundraiser Maxine Campbell said: "Thank you so much to John and the other 15 golfers who are taking on this incredible challenge in support of Robin House and CHAS.

"The past year has been tough for everyone but it's great to see local communities get behind CHAS and fundraise for the children and families in Scotland who need us most."

You can donate to the fundraiser visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/16-fools-of-the-carrick