Adam Devine and Kyle Maloney, assistant golf professionals in Sea Pines Resort, are planning to play 100 holes of golf each on Friday at Heron Point to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
"My grandfather just passed away earlier this year from complications that come from diabetes," Devine said. "I just thought it would be great if I walked for that cause, and Kyle jumped on the bandwagon."
The pair, who will tee off around 6 a.m., are using HundredHoleHike.com to facilitate pledges. Donors can pledge a set amount or give per hole played. The only rule is the golfers must walk. No carts are allowed for the golfers.
"I think the biggest concern -- and I think we might luck out --is the heat," Maloney said. "I think you've just got to make sure you stay hydrated and keep eating."
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The pair hope to raise between $2,000 and $3,000 and have spread the word to their families in Ohio and Florida, as well as Sea Pines members.
"I think it's a pretty good way to use our profession to help out anyway we can," Maloney said.
HANK HANEY IJGA GOLFER PLACES 2ND AT OPTIMIST
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy rising junior Siriko Thamonpat of Bangkok, Thailand tied for second this past weekend at the Optimist Junior at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Thamonpat shot a 75-77-73-74--299 on The Squire and Palmer Courses.
LEHMAN TIED FOR AJGA LEAD
Okatie's J.D. Lehman shot a second-round 66 Wednesday for a share of the lead at the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club in Winona Lake, Ind.
Lehman (71-66--137), a rising senior at Hilton Head Christian Academy, is tied with Phillip Barbaree of Shereveport, La. Bluffton resident Matthew Rushon is tied for 23rd at 72-73--145.
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