The Golf Fore Red™ charity golf tournament was created in 2007 Shelley French and Mary Robinson, two women who had been friends for nearly 40 years and who had both lost their mothers to heart disease. They decided to honor their mothers by bringing women together on a theme of education, friend-raising and fund-raising. Profits from the event go to the Seattle affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA).
AHA research indicates only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. They provide golfers with information on recognizing heart disease symptoms (and how they may differ from symptoms in men). Participants also receive practical tips for reducing their risk of heart disease and improving heart health to enjoy stronger, longer lives.
The event is open to women of all ages and abilities and is run solely by volunteers. Play will be in a ‘Florida Scramble’ format (a scramble but the player whose shot was selected does not play the next shot, so that everyone gets a chance to have their shot picked as best ball). The deadline to register is July 2, 2011.
- Saturday, July 23, 2011
- 8 a.m. shotgun start
- The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
- $130 per player; fee includes continental breakfast, range balls, green fees, carts, lunch, program and prizes.
For more information or to register, go to GolfForeRed.com.
Image courtesy of Golf Fore Red.