Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club director of golf operations Tyler Brouilette (left) and WLGTC assistant manager Morgan Day are participating in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club director of golf operations Tyler Brouilette (left) and WLGTC assistant manager Morgan Day are participating in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.

Lakecity golfers swing for a cure

Exhausted. That’s how Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club assistant manager Morgan Day described how he felt.

Exhausted.

That’s how Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club assistant manager Morgan Day described how he felt following eight-and-a-half rounds of golf (153 holes) over 16 hours for the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS Wednesday.

Teeing off at 5 a.m., Day and WLGTC director of golf operations Tyler Brouilette set the goal of playing as many holes of golf as possible in support of the event while raising funds online.

The Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club is one of 37 golf courses from across B.C. which participated in the 11th annual Golfathon for ALS.

“This was my first time doing one,” Day said. “It’s just to bring awareness to the disease and hopefully raise some money.”

The 16-hour trek equated to 52,000 yards, or 48-and-a-half kilometres in a golf cart.

“The members have been really supportive and backed the fundraiser in years past,” he said. “We have a member who is dealing with ALS so there are quite a few members who are aware of the disease so they try to help support and fundraise with us along the way.”

ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects a person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere. Typically, a person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis and there is no known cause or cure yet.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS go toward providing support services to ALS patients and their families, friends and caregivers.

To donate visit www.golfathonforals.com, click on ‘Support Your Golf Professional’ and scroll down to find the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

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