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Beach Grove Golf Club

On August 24, 2017, 11 members at Beach Grove golfed a total of 385 holes. Starting at 5:35am, the following participants took turns throughout the day, golfing the corresponding number of holes.

Brent Derrheim – 9
Terry Pickering – 90
Larry Wobick/Winston Mcrae – 47
Mary Adams – 26
Marsha Chapman – 61
Roberta Wing – 39
Doug Thomas – 27
Dave Wright – 33
Dave Findlay – 36
Robin Johnston – 17



Photo by Adrian MacNair

Mount Brenton Golf Course

On July 20, 2017, Jan Best golfed 126 holes in support of those living with ALS. Golfing from 5:00am to 2:00pm, Jan shot 1 eagle, 22 birdies, and the following scores:

69, 72, 70, 73, 69, 76, 76

According to Jan, the pace of play was good for the day. He had forecaddies, and was able to get seven rounds done quicker than usual. To top it off, the weather was perfect throughout his Golfathon.

The Okanagan Golf Club

On July 19, 2017, Lee Ranger, Ryan Desharnais, and Connor Kozak golfed 144 holes each in support of those living with ALS. The three golfed from 5:10am to 9:20pm.

Fernie Golf & Country Club

On July 17, 2017, Kenny Maki golfed 101 holes in support of those living with ALS. Golfing from 7:30am to 8:00pm, Kenny also made nine birdies. Max Sherwood joined him for one round, golfing 18 holes.

“I always enjoy doing the Golfathon every year,” said Kenny, Assistant Golf Professional at Fernie. “It’s for a good cause, and it’s nice to do it in the middle of summer when it’s nice and hot. Everybody was really excited about it.”

Seymour Golf & Country Club

A message from Dale Schienbein

We started our day with a 3:45 alarm call and teed it up Thursday morning at 4:50 am playing our first 9 holes in 1 hour and 25 mins. We called it quits at 10:10 with a total of 81 holes being played.

The weather was outstanding as we teed off with light sweaters and very quickly shed those in the first round. The day was sunny, warm and was probably the best weather we have experienced for any of our last 11 Golf-A-Thons.

How was the golf you are wondering?

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club

On June 29, 2017, Lee Alarie, Jason Jurimae, Taylor Fahey, and John Mlikotic golfed from 5:45 am to 9:55 pm. In support of those living with ALS, they golfed 108 holes each.

“We had all four of our golf professionals playing this year,” said Jason Jurimae, Associate Golf Professional at Gallagher’s Canyon. “This was John’s first ALS Golfathon Day. We didn’t keep score every round, but all players had at least one round under par.”


In photo: ALS BC Executive Director Wendy Toyer & John Mlikotic

Windermere Valley Golf Course

On June 20, 2017, Michael Midyette, Scott Lawlor, and Dale Moore golfed 153 holes each in support of those living with ALS. The three golfers played from 6:00am to 10:30pm. Highlights of the day included perfect weather for golf, and a 340 yard par 4 shot made by Scott.


In photo: Scott & Michael

Williams Lake Golf & Tennis Club

On June 28, 2017, Tyler Brouilette and Morgan Day golfed 135 holes each, in support of those living with ALS. They played from 4:45 am to 9:30 pm.

An older member of the club, who is living with ALS, rode along the course with the golfers for a couple rounds.

“We’re happy to do the Golfathon for ALS,” said Tyler, Director of Golf Operations at Williams Lake. “It’s for a cause that’s very near and dear to us.”

Black Mountain Golf Course

On June 19, 2017, Tyrell Griffith, Greg Forbes, Patrick Sullivan, Brett Moore, and Chris Krawetz golfed from 4:30am to 9:00pm in support of those living with ALS. They played 396 holes collectively, and one of them shot a hole in one!

“We had a total of 396 holes played,” said Chris Krawetz, Assistant Golf Professional at Black Mountain. “Our goal was to complete the Birdie Binge at Black Mountain for ALS. Between all of us, we shot 137 birdies and eagles, and Patrick Sullivan made a hole in one at hole number 4 at a blue tee.”

Sun Rivers Golf Course

From June 28 to June 29, 2017, Jinn Baik, David Hole, Kirk Laukkanen, and Brett Greenman golfed 229 holes each, in support of those living with ALS. They golfed for 24 hours – from 10:00pm on June 28, to 10:00pm on the 29th. Collectively, they shot 4 eagles and 64 birdies.

“We are at $1,815 for donations and counting,” said Jinn Baik, Pro Shop Manager at Sun Rivers. “The event was a great success at our course, and everyone had an absolute blast while being out there for a great cause.”


In photo: Jinn and Kirk


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