He did it 20 years ago and tomorrow will attempt it again – Rotarian Donnie Torres, the PGA golf pro at Los Alamos Golf Course is starting his day by teeing off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21 and is going to play all day straight through until sunset.
This is a fund-raiser and one half of the pledges made will benefit the PGA’s golfing programs for youth; the other half will be donated to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
Torres said he has 100 pledges totaling $4,000 (if he makes it through) and is hoping people will donate even after the day is over.
Although today was the longest day of the year, Torres wasn’t able to schedule the fund-raiser until tomorrow, but the idea is still to mark the Longest Day with the Longest Play.
Torres expects to play up to 17 18-hole rounds of golf and swing his club 700 times.
His family will bring lunch and dinner to him as he plays through, and other volunteers will be following him in golf carts to make sure he can move as quickly as possible.