Granddad is inspired by granddaughter’s hearing loss to take on 24hr golfing challenge


A grandfather is playing golf for 24 hours to raise money for charity after his granddaughter was born prematurely and suffering from hearing loss.

Carl Tate, from Richmond, and friend Shaun Bruce will take on the challenge at Richmond Golf Club on August 5, teeing off at 6pm and finishing the challenge at 6pm the following day.

The pair are raising money for The National Deaf Children’s Society, with more than £3,000 already pledged.

Carl and Shaun.

Cienna-Rose was born to parents Dylan Emy three weeks’ premature.

Tests after she was born revealed she had severe to profound hearing loss.

Cienna’a granddad Carl said: “At the minute she wears hearing aids and we are awaiting for her to have grommets and also a cochlear implant — that is the only way Cienna will get her near full hearing back.

“Any donation big or small would mean the world to us and all other children that are affected with hearing difficulties.”

Through the night the pair will use LED golf balls and wear head torches.

Friends will join them for a round during the challenge.

They will finish with a party at the club on Saturday evening.

Anyone who wishes to join them for a round can book via Richmond Golf Club.

The pair are also looking for local companies to sponsor a hole for £50 or to donate raffle prizes.

Anyone wishing to donate can contact Carl on 07793962797 by email at

Donations can also be made via the JustGiving at