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Posted: July 25, 2018

Pros at three courses golf 1,377 holes for ALS

During the month of June, PGA of BC golf professionals located at courses throughout BC will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), including pros at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino and Windermere Valley Golf Course.

On June 18, Fernie’s Kenny Maki, Max Sherwood, Katie Joyce and Steph Chorostecki golfed in support of those living with ALS.  They finished golfing at 8:30 p.m., collectively golfing 189 holes.

“It was great to participate again this year. It was a great opportunity to help those living ALS,” said Kenny Maki, CPGA Assistant Professional.

On June 26, Dale Moore, Michael Midyette and Noah Heaton golfed in support of those living with ALS.  They golfed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and were joined by members throughout the day. They golfed 648 holes in total!

“The Golfathon for ALS was a success! From sun up until sun down, myself, Michael and Noah, golfed to raise awareness and funds for ALS. We golfed a total of 216 holes! Thank you to all those who participated and supported the longest day of golf here at WVGC,” said Dale Moore, Head Professional at Windermere.

And on June 28, Cindy Soukoroff, Chris Medford and Conor Carnall golfed in support of those living with ALS. They golfed from 4 a.m. – 10:45 p.m., completing 540 holes and a total of two Eagles and 67 Birdies.

“It is an honour to be involved in the Golf-a-thon for ALS each year. This year had a bit of different meaning for me personally with a Resort guest that has been coming for years as well as a friend’s father being diagnosed with the disease.  As much as we are out there playing for them, we are doing so for all families affected and hope that we can help continue spreading awareness and raising funds in the years to come.

Going late into the day at St. Eugene.

“Thank you for letting us be a small part of these efforts and we will be out there again June 27, 2019,” stated Cindy Soukoroff, Head Professional at St. Eugene.

ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically, the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.

Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.  Please Donate.

Lead image: Action at Windermere Valley Golf Course. Stories and photos submitted by PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS

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