Now, I Need Your help
Here is the deal. I have pledged to play 72 holes of golf in one day, on Monday, September 20th at the TPC at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
For those of you who are not familiar with the TPC at Craig Ranch or where the heck McKinney, Texas is ,I can tell you this, any golf course the TPC hangs their hat on is tough and anywhere in North Texas is all I can say is it is going to be HOT. So, for me to bite off playing 72 holes in this Heat on that brute of a course means I am SERIOUS.
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What I hope I can depend on you for is serious support in the way of a pledged donation to the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation for each hole I play. Any amount per hole adds up and the donation is tax deductible.
How Does a Golf Marathon Work
A golf marathon is a FULL day of non-stop golf on a championship venue. All golfers tee off in the morning and keep on going to see how many holes they can play for the day. The goal is for all players to play 72 holes.
Each hole is validated that the player has played each hole. At the end of the day, the number of holes the golfer has played is totaled along with the amount pledged and the donors are charged for their pledge.
What This Really Means
OK, let me paint a picture of what me playing 72 holes is going to entail. First, lets get this out of the way..I am a Bad 14 handicapper..that means the absolute best score I could make on my home course is 86. Now, add in that the TPC Craig Ranch is about 10 strokes harder than my home course that would mean that at my very best I might be able to score a 96 each time I play Craig Ranch..yaw, hahaha Give me a break!
Now, you take into consideration I am going to play the equivalent of 4 rounds in one day I am sure that 96 score would be a great score by the 72nd hole…hope Rob does not have the cameras on for that last hole. So, if you add that up that would be a minimum of approximately 385 times I will hit a golf ball for charity.
OK, knowing that there are around 80 golf balls to a medium size basket of balls at the driving range…that would equate to setting five baskets of balls on the range and hit all of them before dark…
Plus, lets don’t forget the Heat factor! Geez, Rob, are you kidding me? OK, you are not, so it is Suck It Up Time and quit whining..I got the message, thank you.
BOTTOMLINE: Guys and Gals, I am going to play a lot of golf in one day and not many people do this for recreation. It is in a way a daunting task..especially for a hack like me. What keeps me going is thinking of the cause I am helping. This is where your support with your pledge comes into play. I am pledging to you to complete this task if you pledge to make a donation to Jack and Jill for each hole I play. You can donate as much or little as you want and can even make a Flat Rate Donation. Anything and everything you pledge is tax deductible and it all mounts up. So, together we can make a difference and with your pledge I will also stop whining and make those four loops around the TPC of Craig Ranch with a Smile..knowing I helped US make a difference. Let me thank you in advance for your donation…and as always, let me know how I can help.
More on the Cause
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation provides memory opportunities for children who have a Mom or Dad with late stage, limited life expectancy cancer. Thousands of Mom’s and Dad’s in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s with late stage cancer will die each year despite the advances in research. These parents are leaving behind grieving children.
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation provides families with an opportunity to capture indispensable memories together that will be both a break from the disease and a return to some normalcy now, as well as a legacy to cherish after the loss of their parent. The Foundation is able to positively impact the children and parents by providing them with strong, happy, recent memories that certainly provide comfort and support on the imminent grieving process.
As Jill Albert said just weeks before she passed away: "The children need a break… they just need a break… and so do the parents. This Foundation needs to continue. It must."