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Not even a thunderstorm could slow Balfour Pro Craig Wilkinson

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 12th, 2018

Balfour Golf Pro Craig Wilkinson has done it again.

The head professional golfed 180 holes during the annual ALS Society of BC Golfathon, raising $2,460 June 25th at the Balfour Golf Course.

“I’d like to commend the PGA of BC and the ALS Society of BC for their continued partnership and for providing PGA of BC members with an opportunity give back to this very worthy cause,” said Wilkinson.

“Although my day started with a serious thunder and lightning show, I was able to get out on the course under favourable conditions and managed to play reasonably well until fatigue set in.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported me again this year and give special recognition to Dave Simpson, Colin Newland and Bernie Wilkinson for their help with fore caddying during the day,” Wilkinson added.

Wilkinson began golfing at 6:45 a.m. following 45-minute thunder storm and played for exactly 11 hours and 8 minutes.

During his almost 12-hour day, he carded 37 Birdies and on Eagle. 

ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically, the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.





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