Taranaki 18 Challenge

Four Taranaki locals are taking on the challenge to compete a round of Speed Golf at all 18 golf courses in Taranaki over two and a half days in January 2021.

That’s a total of 324 holes, around 1,500 shots per person, and roughly a marathon of running each day!

Reeve Barnett, Mick McBeth, Bernie Smith and Jamie Read are stepping up on behalf of Kidney Kids NZ.

They’re hoping to raise $30,000 with a Give A Little page they have started where people can sign up to sponsor their marathon golfing quest.

All four men know the problems suffered by members of Kidney Kids through Adelle McBeth — Mick’s wife and Reeve’s sister — who has undergone two kidney transplants. The second transplant came from her brother Reeve four years ago.

The plan is to play all 18 golf courses in Taranaki in two and a half days.
“This will showcase some of the amazing golf courses we have in the region too,” says Jamie, who is currently the world number one speed golfer.
Adelle is now on the board of Kidney Kids NZ and says Covid has impacted the charity’s normal fund-raising channels. They desperately need further funding to improve the lives of children with renal impairment.

If LIVE readers wish to help:

  • Donate direct to Kidney Kids NZ through https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/taranaki-18-challenge
  • Follow Taranaki18CharityChallenge on Facebook and share with family and friends for event updates, auctions etc.
  • Donate products or services to be auctioned off to the Challenge followers with funds going directly to Kidney Kids NZ and the $30,000 target.
  • Come and support the team the last weekend of January when they play at your local golf course.

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