Jessey Church has completed what just might be the golfing equivalent of a marathon.
On June 2, the pro at Aberdeen Glen hit the links at 4 a.m. and continued the drives, chips and putts until the sun went down 18 hours after his first swing.
Church did so as a participant in the PGA of BC’s annual Golf-a-thon, held to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS.
Over that time, he played 128 holes - equal to just over seven rounds - and averaged a score of 78 each round. In all, he scored 19 birdies, 61 pars, and 48 bogies.
And, as of Monday, he's raised $3,763 - putting him about two-thirds of the way towards his goal of $5,000. To help out, go to https://shar.es/aWm9Kd.
Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and causes a loss of control of voluntary muscles.
Typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure.