Rally for the Cure golf tournaments raise money for breast cancer research

Pink is the most popular color on the golf course these days.

Grand Junction-area women’s golf clubs are doing their part to support research in the battle against breast cancer.

The Bookcliff Country Club held a Rally for the Cure tournament on Tuesday. It’s the club’s annual fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sixty-six players competed in a 2-lady best-ball tournament, but this was the one tournament where the emphasis wasn’t on the winning teams.

Bookcliff Country Club isn’t the only ladies club in the area that annually supports the Rally for the Cure. The Tiara Rado Evening Ladies Club held its annual tournament last week.

“We have really, really good support for Rally for the Cure,” said Lyn Bullen, who played in Tuesday’s tournament at Bookcliff and organized last week’s tournament at Tiara Rado.

Playing in two such tournaments was a bonus for her. After all, “It all goes to the same place,” she said.

Pink being the color designated to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer, it was the order of the day Tuesday. In addition to the pink golf attire, many carts were adorned with pink balloons. At the luncheon after the tournament, the golfers were greeted with pink napkins in the dining room.

Linda Fink belongs to three golf clubs throughout the country.

“I’ve been playing in every (Rally for the Cure) since I starting playing golf 13 years ago,” Fink said Tuesday.

It’s a cause that seems to reach everyone in some capacity.

“I know somebody who’s going through (breast cancer) treatment right now,” she said.

She has high praise for the efforts the Susan G. Komen Foundation has made to educate individuals about breast cancer.

“They’ve been able to do the research they have to reach the plateau they have,” she said. “Hopefully they can do more.”


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