Longlands Golf Course held their third annual Golf Fore The Cure event last week. The warm weather and great cause – the fight against breast cancer – brought out over 60 golfers ranging from ages eight to 80 to the local Par 3 course.
“The event was a great success, what wonderful way to end the ladies nights for the season,” said Donna Smith, the event co-ordinator.
It was an evening of good and bad golf, a great dinner, a few tears, and lots of fun prizes. Course regular Betty Goodwin won the contest for Most Creative Pink Outfit. Many others took home draw and silent auction prizes donated by local business sponsors Pepsi, Sysco Foods, B&C Foods, JET FM, Investors Group, and Vancouver Island Brewery. The hole in one prize of a 2014 Longlands season pass went unclaimed.
Golf Fore The Cure is a national program to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, with events being held at golf courses across the country. The Longlands’ event surpassed last year’s total and raised over $1,200 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Marty and Donna Smith, proprietors of Longlands Golf Course & Restaurant, along with staff member Heather Mercier co-ordinated this year’s event. “Co-ordinating these types of events is a team effort, it just can’t be done without the support of our sponsors, our staff, and all our regulars who showed up decked out in pink, it really was a fun night.
“Our youngest player was nine years old, and I am pretty sure the oldest player was close to 80 years – how awesome is that! We ended up having to close the entire course due to the number of participants who came from as far away as Campbell River and Parksville,” recalled Marty.
After a few weeks to wind down, preparations will begin to start co-ordinating next year’s event.
The golf course will remain open for the season until late October.
For further details, contact Marty Smith at 250-339-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Longlands Golf Course