CLEMMONS, NC- A Triad PGA golf professional is attempting to play 400 holes in 24 hours for charity.
Jimmy McMullen of the Salem Glen Country Club in Clemmons began the marathon at 5 p.m. Sunday. He was expected to finish playing around 5:15 p.m.
"We've got glow balls and glow sticks for the golf course,” McMullen said.
Supporters are donating per hole or per bogie made. Money raised will benefit The Folds of Honor, a national charity that provides educational scholarships to children of fallen and wounded soldiers.
“We don’t support the military enough,” McMullen said. “We have a limited amount of people who are brave enough to do that.”
A few years ago, McMullen took a break from the golf course and took an oath to protect and serve as Winston-Salem police officer.
"There's so many great veterans who are police officers right now,” McMullen said.
Now retired, McMullen wants to give back to the families of those who put their lives on the line.
"What the police do and what the military do is just unbelievable to me,” McMullen said.
"I'm so proud of him because it's going help a good charity,” McMullen’s daughter, Carlee, said.
McMullen's daughter, son and wife are riding along with him to make sure he stays hydrated and is well fed.
"I think it's cool, and I know he can do it,” Carlee said.
“I was never brave enough to be a soldier,” McMullen said. “For me to do something to support the troops is just the proudest moment of my life.”
Golf courses throughout the country raise money for The Folds of Honor each Labor Day weekend as part of PGA of America’s Patriot Golf Day.
McMullen hopes to donate $5,000.