Big thanks to al fresco for inviting me to participate in this super fun charity golf tournament to support the Ellie Fund! #FightBackBetter
On Monday I spent a GORGEOUS sunny afternoon playing golf at the Wollaston Country Club in Milton for the 4th Annual Real Golfers Wear Pink charity golf tournament (to benefit the Ellie Fund) as a guest of al fresco (a local company that makes AWESOME all natural chicken sausages!). It was a warm day, but thankfully we had a nice breeze to help cool us off while playing on their beautiful course!
About the Ellie Fund
The Ellie Fund was founded by brothers Jeff and Eliot Popkin (in 1995) as a way to honor their mother and her hard fought battle against breast cancer. Their mother, Ellie, was a beloved Newton resident who helped in so many capacities from volunteering at Boston Children’s Hospital to being a pre-school teacher.
In her memory, the Ellie Fund continues to help other breast cancer patients by supporting them through treatment. Whether it’s transportation to medical appointments, arranging childcare, housekeeping and many other things to help ease the burden of breast cancer.
Teeing Off At Real Golfers Wear Pink
Right after checking in, we got to hit the punching bag– thanks to al fresco an additional $100 was donated to the Ellie Fund for each punch! Here’s my action shot:
I played in a foursome along with Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake, Sarah from Sarah Fit and Nicole from Pumps and Iron. Since I don’t actually play golf, it was a HUGE relief to find out that the other ladies didn’t either! What we didn’t have in golf skills, we made up for in comic relief for the other groups playing behind us! 🙂
Thankfully the tournament was best ball, so we could take the best shot of the four and play from there. I had so much fun enjoying the weather, the course, and the fun fitness-minded company. It’s not often that we can catch up in real life, so it’s always fun to connect with other bloggers/vloggers. After hopping into our cart, we followed the leader to tee off on the 4th hole.
It was actually pretty funny, since we were up to the tee first, and we had NO idea what we were doing! I’m happy that we were able to provide some comic relief to the groups behind us! It was a little nerve-wracking starting out, but we got into the flow and started to feel better with each hole. We did pretty well, all things considered!
Overall, I had a great time, and I think I’ll actually head out on the links some time in the future (but maybe just for 9 holes!).