ST. LOUIS – You may not think of golf as a marathon but Monday it is for a very special cause.You`ll have to forgive Scott Thomas for feeling a little déjà vu in Forest Park Monday afternoon.
This is hole number 72 so we`ve finished. This is our 8th loop of the 9-hole course.
That`s right since sun up Thomas and friends have been swinging and swinging and putting over and over and over again.
And they`re not using any golf carts on their mission to play 100 holes of golf.
“I would love to be in those but the whole purpose of this is the 100-hole hike. It`s the physical challenge of walking. Golf is a sport that is enjoyed when it`s walking and enjoyed when it`s in a cart. But Charlie is trying to walk and it seems silly for us to be in modernized carts when we`re trying to raise awareness for him and his ability to walk again.”
Sure, a hole in one would be nice, but Scott Thomas and friends are driven by something else.
Through pledges, the persistent players are hoping to help raise the $130,000 for the Farragher family from England.
Their son Charlie has cerebral palsy and in need of a surgery at St. Louis Children`s Hospital to be able to walk.
The Hawthorne Course at Forest Park is where Thomas and friends will continue to drive for show and put for dough for a little boy, even if they might get a little déjà vu down the hill from the Art Museum.