This month we are featuring Tyler Hoeft, Assistant Golf Pro from Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pinnacle Peak has been supporting Play for P.I.N.K. longer than any other club in the state, only made possible by a dedicated staff. Here is Tyler’s story:
Cancer has impacted my life dramatically as it has with most. My grandmother had breast cancer before my teens and I watched how she progressed through that transformation. It was very influential to watch her overcome such a life changing experience. Not much later my grandfather passed due to lung cancer. I watched how strong and positive his outlook was with such a grim diagnosis. I learned that as dark as the day might look, you can always find light. Treat every day as a gift.
Along with our club’s Play for P.I.N.K. golf event, our Chair, Denise Small, and her committee put together a Bridge competition, offered hole sponsorships, silent auctions, raffles, and a 2-day prior putting competition. All of these proved to be extremely successful!
Our Head Professional, Drew Darrow (pictured on right along with Gil Dwyer in center), was able to reach out to Porsche of Scottsdale to sponsor 2–3 year lease agreements for Porsche Macans. This was the first-time cars were offered in the event, and it definitely brought an added buzz to the event!
One of the things we found at Pinnacle Peak was that the more members who got involved, the more people seemed to be touched when reached out to in a personal way. I would suggest all clubs try to increase volunteer involvement, even if minimal. It adds to the amount of information that is broadcast which increases the level of participation. And at the end of the day, boosts the funds raised for research. Do good. Feel good.