Monday, August 22, 2011

Golf.

Over the weekend we had a golf tournament.
Not "we" like we hosted it. But The Man played in it, and I was the photographer for it.

It's a charity tournament for cancer awareness. They collect prizes from loads of sponsors and hold auctions and raffles, with all the money going to good causes.

It started bright and early on Saturday.
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Here's a little story for ya...
Do you remember when I blogged about the Kenny Chesney concert a while back?
During the concert, Kenny pulled a little girl out of the audience up on stage and sang to her. It was soooo sweet!
Over the next few days, the story came out on the local news that the girl was fighting cancer.
Kenny didn't know it when he pulled her on stage. It made her day! Okay, it made her year!
Well we didn't know until this past weekend that the organizers of this charity golf tournament were at the concert too.
They were right next to the little girl, Carrington, and her family.
They were the ones who snapped the photos that ended up on the news.
They sent some to Kenny Chesney and told him the story and he autographed them for her.

As of last month, Carrington is cancer free!!
So she was the VIP guest at the golf tournament. As horrible as it is to see someone struggling with cancer, it's amazing to see a survivor.
And it's amazing to see a bunch of grown men golfers tear up at knowing this money is truly going to help people.

Here's Carrington with her mom, a table full of exhausted guys, a couple of pretty girls, and the tournament banner.
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This was hole number 17.
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What's that little sign say? Oh yea, this hole was sponsored by Me!
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There were pretty girls selling beverages, a free massage stand (I went here. Twice.), golfers, and more golfers.
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A train track runs right through the middle of this course.
Guys get a leeeetle crazy as the day goes on.
There was plenty of yummy food at the end of the day!
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The Man is a really good golfer.
Me? I've swung a club 2 or 3 times and missed the ball every time so I gave up.
I stick with hiding behind my camera.

*****
Do you know how to golf?

10 comments:

kraftykash said...

LOVE this! You captured it all nicely. I do not golf, although I did win at mini golf recently. :)

This Farm Family's Life said...

What a great event! I had chills reading about the little girl.

I have never golfed....well, put-put. Does that count??

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog. I wanted to share with you about another golf tournament in your area. It is for a group of kiddos that have a rare disease (xeroderma pigmentosum) that makes them unable to repare damage done by uv rays, thus leading to cancers and other problems. If you or anyone you know would be interested in golfing in the tournament they can get more information here:

http://www.xpfamilysupport.org/storegolf2011.html

You can also find out more information about XP on the family support site as well. I appreciate your consideration in participating as my nephew is one of the kids with this disease.

Laura said...

never golfed. unless miniature counts.

and what timing this post has...my sister just found out a few days ago she has breast cancer.

so good job to you and the golfers....!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thank you Anon! We'll look into it.

Laura... I'm so sorry. :(

Danielle said...

I couldn't wait to read this post when I saw it on my fb news feed! What a neat day. I cried while reading about it. You captured it beautifully. Someday, we're going to make a golfer out of you :)

amy d said...

craig took me one time for my birthday and he swore he would never do that again! ...so no, i do not golf. but i can totally kick his butt at mini-golf!
what a awesome story!

Deidra said...

So inspriring - thanks for sharing! It's nice to read about positive stories and the good in the world!

Sarah-Anne said...

i win putt putt with +6 so I gotta say NOPE, can't play golf, ha!

Country Dreaming said...

No--it is pathetic to see me with a golf club.

Sounds like the tournment was a success.

melinda