Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A true "Golf for the Health" of it example.

Hopefully, if you are a golfer you understand or know that golf is good for your health.  Playing 18-holes of golf burns roughly 2000 calories while walking and 1300 calories in a cart.  That 18-hole walk is equivalent to a 5 mile walk or a 3.5-4 mile run and your blood glucose levels can fall by 10-30% depending upon your age.  These facts and figures have been proven to be true by the Walker Research Group.

The game of golf also provides ample opportunities for charitable organizations and foundations to raise funds through golf tournaments.  In 2011, $3.9 billion were raised in the US using golf as a vehicle.  12 million people attended the various events that raised the funds across the United States.  $40 million has been awarded by the United States Golf Association (USGA) since 1920, for environmental and turf research to provide golf courses with information to reduce impacts to the environment.

Saturday September 28th we are combining the best of both of these worlds at Chalk Mountain Golf Course without the golf!  The golf course will remain closed until 9 am.  At 9 am both nines will be used.  The front 9 will allow golfers to get their fix and begin play, while the back 9 will host the first Community Walk to stop diabetes. 

This is the 6th hole at CMGC as seen from the 7th tee box
The participants will walk the cart paths and fairways of the back 9 holes to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.  If you are not a golfer, this is your weekend to get out and experience all of the beauty that a golf course has to offer.  To join in the walk or make a donation please click on this link: Chalk Mountain Diabetes Walk.  Who knows you may even become a golfer so that you can come experience this beauty more often while you improve your health through recreation.  I look foward to seeing you on Saturday!
Deer grazing the rough on the second hole at Chalk Mountain with the 3rd green in the background

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