Bay Point golf professionals play marathon round for charity

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (WJHG/WECP) To say the least, Thursday lived up to the expectations for some local golf professionals, who set out for a marathon of golf.

And they were doing it for a very worthy cause, the Folds of Honor Foundation, which raises money for the children of military men and women who were wounded or killed in war!

Bay Point Golf General Manager Ryan Mulvey, and two of his club professionals, Colby Pitts and Nate Starr, the first ones on the tee for sure, for a marathon of golf on the Club Meadows course Thursday morning.

They were trying to play as many holes as possible, so they were moving at breakneck speed, for golfers anyway!

I caught up with them mid-morning and they had already racked up a serious amount of holes!

"We've had tons of people that have pledged a dollar, or two dollars a hole, that may be regretting it now." Ryan Mulvey told me. "As we started bright and early at 6:15 this morning and we just completed 63 holes, we're about to make it to the back nine of our fourth 18-hole round. (Question) And what time is it now? (Ryan) I think it's about 10-30ish I guess. (Question) So you've got a lot of daylight left. (Ryan) We've got a lot of daylight left...it's 10:17, so everybody who's pledged, I'm sure, is a little bit nervous. But we're trying to raise as much money as we can for an awesome cause."

Playing this much golf, this quickly certainly requires the cooperation of everyone else playing the course, and those folks, Ryan says, were more than cooperative.

"They've been phenomenal. When they see us coming, they step right aside and we blow right through and we don't hold them up. Very appreciative of everybody that's out here playing golf today. They know what we're doing, they know what we're out here for, so when they see these three carts coming, they slide on and we're out of their way in just a minute or two, or so."

And it all paid off in a big way, as Mulvey, Pitts and Starr made it through 150 holes, despite some nasty storms blowing through in the early afternoon.

All that helping them raise nearly $5,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation. An incredible day of golf that will benefit members of military families around the country!