100 Days, 100 Courses makes stop at TPC Sawgrass to raise funds, awareness for Alzheimer’s research
May 04, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- May 04, 2019
- Dave Blakelock, founder of 100 Days 100 Courses powered by TeeOff by PGA TOUR, played TPC Sawgrass on Sunday. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Dave Blakelock, founder of 100 Days 100 Courses powered by TeeOff by PGA TOUR, is playing 100 different golf courses in 100 days in hopes of raising $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research.
On Sunday, that journey brought Blakelock to the home of THE PLAYERS Championship, The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Alzheimer’s impacts six million Americans and one-in-three seniors. Recent hardships in Blakelock’s own family inspired him to act.
“My mother-in-law died of Alzheimer’s back in July, and my mother has early stage Alzheimer’s, so it has impacted both sides of my family,” he said. “I came up with this idea to play golf for 100 days to get people’s attention, and to try to create some awareness all over the country.”
Starting in Palm Springs, California, back on March 14th, Blakelock is traveling over 9,000 miles to play golf every day at a different course. His final stop will be Plymouth, Massachusetts, on June 21st – the Summer Solstice, where people across the world participate in fundraising for Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day of the Year.
To unify the narrative and pay a special tribute to those affected by Alzheimer’s, Blakelock is teeing up a purple ball on the third hole of every golf course he plays throughout his journey.
Blakelock is playing at some of the best courses in the country. In addition to Sunday’s stop at TPC Sawgrass, he is also playing PGA West, Quintero and Crystal Springs Resort, among a host of others. TeeOff by PGA TOUR generously donated a foursome at each of the 100 courses during the trip, and three spots in every foursome are available to the public, with proceeds supporting the cause.
To learn more about 100 Days 100 Courses, and to book a tee time in an upcoming foursome, please visit 100days100courses.com.