Iron & Wood Golf Simulators Hosts Golfathon To Raise $14K For ALS

PGA of BC Professionals have been raising money for ALS for the past 15 years through “Golfathons” and this year, Derek Orr & Ian Stone quarterbacked an impressive initiative...

Looking outside the box given the increased pressure on tee sheets this year, they decided to hold a Golfathon at Orr’s Iron & Wood Golf Simulators facility in Saanich.

Said Ian Stone, Head Golf Professional at Uplands Golf Club in a press release, “We needed to get a little creative this year given the high demand for tee times at our facilities. We (Derek Orr and I) came up with the idea, pitched it to other local golf pros, and are thrilled with the response we received. Victoria is a tremendous golf community and we knew there would be lots of support.”

From 3:00 p.m. on July 13th to 3:00 p.m. on July 14th, 116 PGA of BC golf professionals from seven different facilities around Victoria took shifts in the Iron & Wood Golf Simulators in Saanich. In total, they golfed 612 holes in 34 rounds of golf over the 24-hour period.

“Having the ability to play golf through the night at Iron & Wood Golf Simulators gave us a unique opportunity to do something really special for the ALS Society of BC. Who knows how many consecutive hours we might play in 2022?” added Golf Professional and Iron & Wood owner, Derek Orr.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers provided by the ALS Society of BC.

All told, they were able to raise over $14,000 and this inaugural event looks to be a staple in the Victoria golf community for years to come.

Watch their video below about the experience.

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List of Participating Courses & Professionals:

Uplands Golf Club – Ian Stone, Ben Griffin, Justin Clews, Michelle McCann
Cordova Bay Golf Course – Dylan Green and Oskars Pavasars, Lance McCullough, Nate Ollis
Highland Pacific Golf Course – Warren Reeves, Callum Ashby, Simon Hassel
Cedar Hill Golf Course – Doug Brown, Rob Boyle
Blenkinsop Driving Range – Eric Wang
Gorge Vale Golf Club – Mike Heenan, Aaron Grice
Iron & Wood Golf Simulators – Derek Orr