|Throughout the province, Golf Professionals have been participating in the 15th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Golfing from sunrise to sunset, they golf as many holes as possible to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS.|
For 24 hours on July 13-14th sixteen golfers from 7 golf courses around Victoria took shifts in the Iron and Wood Simulator from 3pm July 13th to 3pm July 14th. In total they golfed 612 holes in 34 rounds of golf, raising over $10,000 for ALS.
Derek Orr and Ian Stone came up with the idea, pitched it to other local golf pros and are thrilled with the response we received. We needed to get a little creative this year given the high demand for tee times at our Golf Courses.
Callum and I took a slot from 9pm – 1am along with our newest Golf Professional, Simon Hassel. We had a blast and were very honored to be able to help raise some dollars for ALS. There were birdies, bogeys and even a few hossle rockets.
List of Participating courses & Professionals:
Uplands Golf Club – Ian Stone, Ben Griffin, Justin Clews, Michelle McCann
Cordova Bay Golf Course – Dylan Green and Oskars Pavasars, Lance McCullough, Nate Ollis
Highland Pacific Golf Course – Warren Reeves, Callum Ashby, Simon Hassel
Cedar Hill Golf Course- Doug Brown, Rob Boyle
Blenkinsop Driving Range – Eric Wang
Gorge Vale Golf Club – Mike Heenan, Aaron Grice
Iron & Wood Golf Simulators – Derek Orr