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Local golfers will raise prostate cancer awareness

By Regis Phillips Nov 27, 2023 | 10:47 AM

Under Par Golf & Academy has announced the largest indoor golf fundraiser in Canada.

Co-owner Colin MacKenzie teamed up with staff member Brady Soucy to establish the Ace Escape for Prostate.

Starting this Tuesday and ending Thursday, the 72-hour online event, livestreamed from Under Par Golf & Academy, will raise funds and awareness for St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Prostate Clinic.

MacKenzie and Soucy have each lost a grandfather to prostate cancer, and MacKenzie’s father, Bob, was diagnosed last February.

“With one in eight men in Canada facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, the time is now for action,” said MacKenzie.

The event will see the two golfers locked in a private suite using Full Swing Golf, a simulation technology used by the top world-ranked PGA players.

They’ve chosen the Tournament Players Club Sawgrass golf course in Florida.

It is known for its signature 17th hole, the “Island Green,” one of golf’s most recognizable and challenging holes.

Only 12 holes-in-one have been recorded since the PGA Tour began playing at Sawgrass in 1975.

“We don’t know how much money we will raise, we’re just trying to raise as much money as possible. We’re looking to make this an annual event, so this is just the beginning, and we plan on making this event bigger and bigger,” Countied Mackenzie.

Donations can be made by clicking here.

TPC at Sawgrass Hole No. 17. Image: Under Par Golf & Academy