Most golfers try to shy away from big numbers — but this is for a cause.
Two golf pros at The Cedars at Dungeness — Director of Golf Chad Wagner and Garrett Smithson, head Golf Professional and Director of Group Services — are gearing up to play 100 holes of golf in one day — Tuesday, April 18 — to raise funds for the Trey Green Guild that supports Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Smithson and Wagner have a GoFundMe effort (gofundme.com/f/chad-and-garretts-100-hole-adventure) with a goal of raising $10,000 for the Sequim-based guild.
Those wishing to donate can do so online or by calling The Cedars’ pro shop at 360-683-6344.
“This is the first time in my 20 years of being in the golf community that 100 holes has been attempted for charity on the Olympic Peninsula,” Smithson said in a press release. “Any donation will help make an impact.”
Erin and Art Green established the Trey Green Guild in 2005 in honor of their son Trey Green, who died shortly after birth in April 2004 from a congenital defect. Since then, the guild has raised more than $1.2 million for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
“The family that started this Guild is near and dear to our hearts as well as the communities,” Smithson said.
Art Green said he’s close friends with the two pros, having coached both Wagner and Smithson’s son Cole in basketball.
“They’ve always been big supporters,” Green said. “It’s great that they thought of Erin and I.”
Green said he couldn’t pick who he thinks will win the friendly, 100-hole competition.
“It will end up in a tie,” Green said, adding, “I sure hope they’re both taking carts.”