Local golfers got to rub elbows with a Master’s champion for a good cause.
Sunningdale Golf and Country Club is hosting the 10th Annual Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids event on Monday.
It kicked off at 9:30a.m. with Weir taking part in a question and answer session as well as showing off some of his signature moves.
John, who was participating in the tournament, loved the opportunity to learn from the best.
“It was awesome, we had a great opportunity to see Mike,” he said. “I’ll never forget when he won the Masters, I was sitting in my cottage in Grand Bend and watching him win the Masters, and he grew up in Bright’s Grove.”
The Mike Weir Foundation’s Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids is a Children’s Miracle Network partner, supporting children’s hospitals across Canada. This year’s event raises funds for paediatric health care at Children’s Hospital, with a portion of funds raised designated to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program.
“Every year, we cross our fingers and cross our toes that we’re going to net a higher contribution to the hospital, even just to keep up with inflation,” said President and CEO of the Children’s Health Foundation, Susan Crowley. “So we’ve been really aiming at trying to reach over $250,000, and I think after yesterday we’re on course to do that.”
Since it was created in 2007, the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids has raised over $5 million.
Weir, who won the Masters back in 2003, is the only Canadian to ever win the event.
In 2009, Weir became an inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.