Golf pros Cash Reumkens and Jan Best are facing a marathon day of golf on June 18 to raise money to battle ALS.

Golf pros Cash Reumkens and Jan Best are facing a marathon day of golf on June 18 to raise money to battle ALS.

Teeing off against ALS

Marathon round of golf on June 18

  • Jun. 13, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The Mount Brenton golf pros are ready for a marathon day of golf.

 

Jan Best and Cash Reumkens will take their first drive at 6 a.m. on June 18 and will continue golfing until sundown to raise money for ALS.

 

The Golf A Thon for ALS hosted by the CPGA in B.C. will see pros from around the province get out of the pro shop and onto the course to raise money.

 

This will be the fourth year Mount Brenton is taking part in the fundraiser after being contacted by the ALS Society.

 

“They try to play as many rounds as possible,” said Best, who last year played seven rounds. He hopes to make 10 this go-round.

 

“That’s our goal.”

 

The course raised $3,500 last year.

 

This will be the first golf-a-thon for Reumkens, who last year turned pro the day of the fundraiser.

 

“I can play enough golf in one day, I won’t need to for the rest of the month,” joked Reumkens.

 

Facing a full day of golf, Best said it will be vital to stay hydrated.

 

“You are playing a lot of golf and making a lot of swings and you don’t really stop.

 

“You probably want to get to bed a little bit early the night before,” he joked.

 

When it comes to the course, Best said his favourite is Hole #4.

 

“It’s just a good, tough par 4. It’s a challenging hole.”

 

Reumkens always enjoys teeing up at Hole #6 because of the par 4’s drivability.

 

The golf course will still be open on the day, with a pace car letting other golfers know when the pair is coming.

 

Donations can be made at the pro shop or by visiting www.golfathonforals.com. They will also have a donation box on their golf cart as they make their way around the course. “We will be taking a power cart that day. We are not walking 10 rounds,” said Best.