On Monday, I played my very first round of golf. Sure, I’ve played mini golf and hit balls at the driving range, but I’ve never actually played 18 holes on an actual course. And while it wasn’t pretty (whoa, I definitely looked like I had never played before), I had a really great time with Sarah, Nicole, and Jessica as part of al fresco all natural’s blogger team.
Wondering what al fresco has to do with Real Golfers Wear Pink? Well, al fresco all natural, best known for their all natural chicken sausages, partnered with the Ellie Fund to host this charity golf tournament. The Ellie Fund provides essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery, and healing. Both companies are local and care about about health, nutrition, and support for those struggling with breast cancer, so the event was really wonderful and one that I am so happy to have had the opportunity to attend.
As part of the al fresco team, each of us bloggers was asked to play in the tournament and share our experience on our social channels tagging @alfrescogourmet and using the hashtag #fightbackbetter, which was the brand’s dedicated hashtag to fighting back against breast cancer. Every time someone used the hashtag during the tournament and posted a photo with the event’s punching bag, al fresco donated $100 to The Ellie Fund. How awesome is that?
The sold-out event was held at Wollaston Golf Club and kicked off with lunch and practice on the driving range. After that, we all climbed into golf carts and hit the course for a game, which was played scramble-style.
Woohoo! Go time!
Things definitely started out a little rocky for our team, but our golf skills really started to improve by the end. I actually liked playing a lot more than I thought I would. There’s some serious satisfaction that goes along with hitting a golf ball and having it go where you want it! FYI the photo of me shooting a cannon: Instead of teeing off on one of the holes, we had the option of making a donation and using a cannon to launch our golf balls right onto the green. It was SO COOL!
I’m pretty sure our team had the worst score of the day, but, hey, we played for a good cause and had a fun time while doing it! Thank you, al fresco, for inviting me to Real Golfers Wear Pink! 🙂
Wearing: GapFit Breathe V-neck Tee <— some colors are on sale right now for $11.99!
Do you play golf? Did you teach yourself? Should I get some lessons?