Since my friend Jamalyn is in Haiti this week, I thought I would do a recap post of the '100 Holes' event. And if you are so inclined, please offer a prayer for Jamalyn and her team as they work to complete their projects in Fondwa this week. They will be taking school pictures, building furniture for the new school, and putting a roof on a house. Bondye bon!
I did not attend the event (15 hours of watching golf is a little much for me, even if my own sons are playing), so all the photos were taken by their one-woman support team, David's wife, Shylah.
They started at daybreak, teeing off at the beautiful Miami Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to the golf, they sent an email to family and friends, requesting support for the project. They were happy to have per-hole pledges or just a flat donation. They also asked that we consider an extra donation per birdie, eagle or hole-in-one.
The sun's a little brighter in this shot.
Here is Jon doing his best imitation of Michelle Wie's table top putting stance. Not easy for a big guy like him.
At the end of the day, they had played 6 rounds of 18 holes plus 2 additional holes for 110 total. They WALKED all 110 holes, and Jonathan CARRIED his bag for 90 of those. (And he had the blisters to prove it!) I did not have to pay either of them the $5000 bonus I had pledged for a hole-in-one. :) Maybe next time.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’