Golfers have one year raise $360, put together a foursome, and sign up for Golf to Conquer Cancer, a fun, unique, team-oriented event.
On July 25, 2013 golfers of all skill levels across Canada will hit the links at one of 200 participating golf courses. Currently Swan-e-set Bay Resort Country Club in Pitt Meadows is a participating course, and more courses throughout B.C. and Canada are being added all the time.
With an estimated two out of five Canadians expected to develop cancer during their lifetime, and cancer being the number one cause of death in every province, this is an all too important cause.
But there is one little catch, making this event particularly interesting. Four players, four clubs, four hours, for cancer is the slogan and each team will have to develop a careful game-day strategy:
þ Play as part of a foursome
þ Each golfer will choose only four clubs to play with for the entire round (no sharing.)
þThe event will follow traditional scramble rules. Each player will take each shot and then everyone will play from the best shot.
þThe round should take no more than four hours.
For their fundraising efforts, additional to registration costs, each golfer must raise $360. Why this odd number, you may ask? The $360 target was chosen to match the game of golf: 18 holes means players need to raise a minimum of $20 per hole to join the game.
The Terry Fox Research Institute's researchers will determine where to allocate funds in B.C.
"One of the best things about Golf To Conquer Cancer is the format," commented Ian Leggatt, former PGA Tour champion. "It's great for all skill levels, but more importantly, it's designed to be played in four hours, all while raising funds to conquer cancer."
New host golf courses are being added regularly, so interested participants should visit www.golftoconquercancer.ca.
Harry Rosen Inc. is the national presenting sponsor for this national fundraising event, TaylorMade is the official golf equipment sponsor and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the primary Canadian golf industry partner.
For more information or to register, call 1-855-543-GTCC (4822), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.golftoconquercancer.ca.