Golfer gives his all in ALS marathon play

Fairwinds Golf Club pro Brett Standerwick gave it his all in the annual Golfathon for ALS.

Fairwinds Golf Club pro Brett Standerwick gave it his all in the annual Golfathon for ALS.

Standerwick ended up completing seven rounds (126 holes) of the course in Nanoose July 17 before an injury to his thumb and wrist forced him to withdraw from the event in support of the ALS Society of B.C.

“I was on a great pace at about one hour 40 minutes per round, but just couldn’t hold on to the club anymore so was forced to stop,” he said. “It was a great day on the links though, with perfect weather, and great support from staff and members at Fairwinds. Now it’s time to heal up and get ready for next year.”

Standerwick raised more than $500 on the day and is still collecting pledges  for the ALS Society.

Fairwinds was one of 40 golf courses across B.C. participating in golfathon which wraps up Aug. 8 at Crown Isle Golf Course in Comox.

For more information or to donate, please go to www.golfathonforals.ca.

with files from James Clarke