10-year-old plays 109 golf holes, raises $75k for charity
By mustang6560 on 7/27/12
Here is a cool golf-related story.
Earlier in July, Prep Rally brought you the touching story of 10-year-old Kyle Lograsso, a cancer survivor who masterminded a bizarre 100-hole golf marathon as a fundraiser for retinoblastoma, the cancer which cost him his left eye. When it came time to deliver on his rather optimistic golfing goal, Lograsso accomplished the feat and then some, golfing a total of 109 holes after teeing off for the first time at 6 a.m.

Even more impressively, by doing so Lograsso smashed his own fundraising expectations, earning a whopping $75,000 for retinoblastoma research.

As noted by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and NBC's Off the Bench, among other sites, Lograsso's fundraising total was swelled by $10,000 thanks to a late donation by PGA Tour golfer J.B. Holmes, who was so touched by the Temecula (Calif.) Prep fifth-grader's drive that he donated 10 grand after the fundraiser was already completed.
I'm beyond impressed by this fifth-grader's determination. Not only did he beat his goal of playing 100 golf holes by nine, he also raised exceeded his target of raising $50k for cancer research by $25k! Plus, check out the video below. Clearly, Kyle has some game too!

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[ comments ]
Torleif Sorenson says:
Golf Digest writer Dave Kindred did a really nice article on this kid a few years ago. It included a really funny picture of Lograsso practicing putting in the family room, and throwing his head back in despair after missing a putt.
legitimatebeef says:
So what did he shoot?
mjaber says:
I'm guessing he was playing "ready golf"
Banker85 says:
wow very inspiring. way to keep your head down at the end of the vid kid!!! Awesome stuff!
joe jones says:
This is a prime example of why we should make every effort to make golf available for our young people if not free at least at a reasonable rate. We need more kids like this in the game.
larrynjr says:
I follow Kyle's exploits via Facebook. I do know he has gotten at least one hole in one so far. I do not know how well he scores but as much as he seems to play, I wouldn't be surprised if he shoots in the 70's already.
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