CRESWELL, Ore. — Every golfer has played 18 holes of golf, some even play 36 in a given day; but 100 holes of golf? That’s what the Feynman Group is doing Friday.
The golf marathon will benefit CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, a group that shepherds children through the legal system with the ultimate aim of finding stable homes for them. CASA receives 90 percent of their funding from private sources, so the golf tournament is an important link in their annual budget.
Organizers say every golfer will shoot 100 holes. They say pacing and lots of cheerleading are key to finishing in one day.
Tournament director Anna Lott of the Feynman Group says “Everyone gets really excited. You have the highs and lows of the day. At 25 you’re pumped. At 50 you’re tired but you want to keep going. At 75 you can’t wait to finish but you’re still going, going, going.”
One of the players, Danielle Uhlhorn, says she participates because CASA was there for her when she needed a caring friend.
“You know, having an advocate as a kid changed my life. It gave me that second chance to live in a happy, healthy environment, and I know that wouldn’t have been possible without an advocate,” Uhlhorn said.
The tournament is Friday at the Emerald Valley Golf Resort.
So far, about 30 golfers have signed up, but there’s always room for more. For those who can’t play, donations to CASA are always welcome.
For more information or to sign up, click here.