Almost 16 hours of golfing later, Prince George’s first-ever golf-a-thon for ALS research is in the books.

The event wrapped up Friday, but not before raising close to $6,000 for the cause.

Assistant club professional, Jessey Church says over 160 holes were played, and a total of $5,790 was raised in cash and online donations.

“I felt a little bit tired, if we are one hundred percent being honest. I feel good though!” said Church.

This was the first attempt at a full day’s worth of golf and fundraising by a Prince George course in the event’s history.

“Organizing around Covid went really well. Normally what would happen, is another member of the golf staff would go out with me,” explained Church.

“I know that a couple of courses in the lower mainland had their golf staff go out and alter what time of day they went out, just to get more holes in. But, because this was our first time and I didn’t know how we were going to run it or how well it would run, I went out by myself.”

He says he avoided going from group to group for that reason as well.

For next year, they are looking at holding another one with some adjustments.

“We are definitely hoping to make it a little more involved. Maybe getting some of the other golf staff members or some of the players out,” said Church.

He would like to play a few rounds with employees earlier in the morning, then spend the day playing a round or two with multiple different groups.

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