Registrations are now open for genU’s popular the Hundred Hole Hike charity golf event.

It’s the sixth consecutive year genU has hosted the Hike which raises money for people with acquired brain injuries.

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The 2018 event will be held on Monday January 15 at The Sands, Torquay.

Each year it brings together a special group of golfers who put their mental and physical toughness on the line to complete the herculean task of playing 100 holes in one round.

Originating in the US, the Hundred Hole Hike is the brainchild of Jim Colton who started the concept to assist a friend who now lives with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) following a skiing accident.

The idea has travelled around the world and has so far supported 158 charities.

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Brought to Australia by Brett Morrissy to raise funds to support a friend with an ABI, the genU Hundred Hole Hike is the only official Hundred Hole Hike event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Money raised will be used to help build and staff an ABI Clubhouse at genU’s Eastern Hub Community Centre in Geelong. This important facility provides peer and social support for Geelong people and their families affected by brain injury.

The Sands chief executive Teddy Lan said the Surf Coast’s premier golf course was rapt to be supporting the genU Hundred Hole Hike.

“The golfing community is a very generous one and we are really pleased to get behind this event and very happy that we are the new home of the genU Hundred Hole Hike in 2018,” Mr Tan said.

genU CEO Mike McKinstry encouraged golfers from the Geelong region and from afar to be involved.

“I am in awe of the Hikers who undertake this challenge once, let alone year after year, as so many have done.

“Once they start, there is no stopping until all 100holes are played and even then, some keep going,” Mr McKinstry said.

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