Most golfers are exhausted after 18 holes of golf, but can you imagine playing 200 holes of golf in 12 hours?
According to an article at LPGA.com, Brittany Ferrante played 200 holes in 12 hours to raise money for breast cancer research. An alumnus of the Division I University of Hartford golf program, Ferrante is an LPGA apprentice and is also currently the director of the junior golf program at The Village Club of Sands Point in Long Island, New York.
When she is not instructing the youth of the game, she is raising money for those battling breast cancer and prostate cancer with the Babes Against Cancer foundation, part of the American Cancer Society.
After completion of the 200 holes, Ferrante had raised a grand total of $52,000 for breast cancer research. “I was speechless because I couldn’t even imagine how much money had been raised,” said Ferrante.
Ferrante doubted herself going into the golf marathon, and originally thought she couldn’t even complete 100 holes.
LPGA apprentice Brittany Ferrante played a lot of golf on one day — all to raise money for breast cancer research. (Photo courtesy LPGA)
Not only did she complete 200 holes of golf, but she also posted some impressive numbers
“I started with a 76, then I had a 72 in the second round and then five 75’s,” said Ferrante. “It made me fall in love with the game even more which I didn’t even think was possible.”
Ferrante had members following her, cheering her on and offering to bring her favorite snacks to guide her through her round; a remarkable day for this role model.
In 2018, the club raised $16,000 and only two years later, the club has more than tripled that number thanks to Ferrante.
“When I made that putt on the 200th hole, I dropped to my knees and I started crying,” explained Ferrante. “I knew how much we were playing for, but I didn’t realize how much the charities had struggled. It was one of the best days of life.”
By: Averee Dovsek
Title: LPGA apprentice plays 200 holes of golf in 12 hours for breast cancer research
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/10/23/200-holes-golf-breast-cancer-reasearch/
Published Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:33:40 +0000
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