Three local golf pros played 180 holes for a good cause at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino on Thursday.
Cindy Soukoroff, Chris Medford and Conor Carnall all took part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.
The trio completed ten rounds in 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Medford says they teed off at 4 AM.
“It was absolutely pitch black, we had our glow balls out there and we played the first essentially 18 holes in the dark.” says Medford. “It was challenging to say the least, the toughest part was driving through the trees.”
Medford says they were starting to feel it by the end of the day.
“Legs, calves, knees, arms, shoulders, back, they’re sore now but this is what people with ALS kind of go through.” says Medford. “We’re lucky enough to have our ability to use all of our muscles and if we can do a little suffering for others, that’s what we’re here for.”
ALS is a fatal disorder that weakens muscles and can immobilize someone within two to five years of diagnosis.
Other local courses supporting the Golfathon for ALS include Fernie Golf & Country Club, Copper Point Golf Club and Windermere Valley Golf Course.
Donate to the PGA of BC Golathon for ALS here.
– Chris Medford, associate golf professional