Golf Fore the Cure is a partnership between Golf Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, through which golfers plan, coordinate, and host fundraising events or tournaments while raising money for the breast cancer cause.
Westfield Golf & Country Club hosted a local event “Pink Out Day” on Saturday, July 9th as part of this national initiative and raised in excess of $5,700 for this worthy cause. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to extend a big thank you to Rose Theriault and her committee of Joan Hurst, Ruth Ross, Cathy Hutchinson and Val Curtis for bringing this national event to Westfield and making it a very special day for all involved, not just the ladies. Lots of pink decorations adorned the Club, carts and the golf course, fun games were planned for golfers on the day and it was amazing to see everyone adorned in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and support the cause.
I want to extend a special thank you to Brandon Bradley and Dave McCormick for elevating their fundraising “fun” by taking on the challenge of determining “how many holes can you play in a day” and getting sponsors for each hole played as well as collecting donations as they played! The answer is 180 – they played 10 rounds of golf on June 30, starting at 4:30 am and playing through to 10:00 pm! Thank you both for adding in this extra bit of fun and excitement on the golf course (and word has it there was a 6:50 am tee time the next morning)!
An event of this magnitude was only possible due to a willing roster of volunteers taking part to make it happen! I want to thank each Westfield Golf Club member who played a role in making this day the success including the following: Rose Theriault, Joan Hurst, Val Curtis, Ruth Ross, Cathy Hutchinson, Carla Roberts, Linda Thorne, Marilyn Upton, Terry Monaghan, Jean Bastarache, Elaine Elkin, Sandie Keeffe, Jennie Duncan, Judy London, Sean McCullough, Tammy Gould, Nancy Steele, Lori Wall, Rick Curtis, Paula Bosfet, Rick Gerrior, Chris Hachey, Alex Chevarie, Debbie Cyr, Gary Cyr, Gary MacFarlane Stan Ptasznick, Claudette Ptasznick and Trish Sleigh.
A sincere thanks is extended as well to all of the generous sponsors who provided swag and prizes for the day. Please review the full list and I would encourage you to support these businesses when ever you can to show our appreciation and thank them for their support of this event. Sponsors include: John H. Walker Insurance Ltd., Grass Roots Grill, Paul Gautier and Century Subaru, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Jamie Stevens PGA of Canada Professional, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Pam DeCourcey & Company, Grand Bay Home Hardware, Lori Hudson, Dorothy Small and Sea Shed, Village Square Bakery, Grand Bay Foodland, Grand Bay Pizza Delight, Country 94 Cruiser, TW McKenzie Professional Corporation, River Valley Dental Clinic, Bourque Industrial, Christopher D. Cook Professional Corporation, Ground Breaking Services Ltd, Saint John Sea Dogs and the Westfield Golf & Country Club.
As luck would have it, we managed to enjoy the perfect end to a perfect “pink out day”! Ryan Lavine finished his round with one 180-yard shot recording a hole-in-one on #18 winning the $10,000 prize sponsored by John H Walker Insurance Ltd.! Congratulations Ryan and thank you to all involved in
“Pink Out Saturday at Westfield” July 9, 2022
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