100 holes of golf in 24 hours? No problem
July 22, 2011
On July 27, three golf professionals will do their best to finish 100 holes in less than 24 hours to raise money for The Playing For Life Foundation and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The "Longest Day of Golf" charity event will be hosted for the second straight year at Promontory Golf Course. In its inaugural year in 2010, the participants began play at 6 a.m. and were able to finish at 8 p.m.
This year, Promontory pros Luke Martin and Sean Dahmen will join Promontory member and LPGA Class A pro Cynthia Brown as the three golfers will tee off at sunrise to play as many holes of golf as possible for a good cause.
Erin Williams, one of the event organizers who has worked at Promontory for the last six years, said she wanted to see the event get more attention this year, so she decided to put the marketing aspect on her shoulders.
"We heard some guys say they’d want to do this again so we figured, ‘Let’s play 100 holes of golf in one day and we’ll see how much money we’ll make’," she said. "We’re asking members of the course and the community to contribute to sponsor each golfer per hole, per birdie, or anything creative.
"It’s nice to see these guys step up for such a great cause."
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Williams said 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and Image Reborn, a Park City-based foundation offering weekend recreational trips to those plagued by cancer or cancer survivors, will be among the recipients.
"What I really like about this is, the Huntsman money raised will also help women in community who don’t have insurance and they also offer mammograms for free," she said.
She said last year the golfers who completed the 100 holes weren’t allowed to tee off until 6 a.m., but this year, the course superintendent will allow a tee off a little earlier. The golfers will skip around the two courses at Promontory to allow each golfer to finish up in a timely manner.
They will play three rounds on the Pete Dye course, while the last two rounds plus the remaining necessary holes will be played on the Jack Nicklaus course.
"It’s just a really interesting and fun way to put things into perspective," Williams said.
She reiterated that anyone willing to donate for any hole or anything golf related is encouraged to do so. She said there will also be silent auctions held throughout the day at the course.
For more information on the event or sponsorships, contact Erin Williams at email@example.com or (435) 640-1268.