FHCC club pros play through again and again

May 23, 2009

Throughout the day, members playing golf at Fountain Head Country Club in a standard round of 18 holes were stepping aside to let two guys on the loose "play through."

Head professional Jim Schouller and assistant Brian Boggs were certainly due a shower after their tour through Fountain Head on Friday -- not just for 18 holes, but for 150.

Boggs came up with the idea of playing 100 holes for a good cause, with Fountain Head members pitching in with sponsorship donations that would benefit a cause.

Thus, the two were playing on behalf of CASA, Inc., a private, non-profit organization that provides support services to people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse and rape.


When the final putts dropped around 8 p.m., Schouller and Boggs had played eight full rounds plus another six holes. The pair collected 63 birdies along the way and the total raised for CASA amounted to $3,864.

"It's for a good cause and for the organization based here in Hagerstown," said Boggs. "I'm happy with the donations. A lot of people came through Friday."

Tee time for the first shots came at 7:15 Friday morning and the two were playing nine holes per 30 minutes to start. Each of their first four rounds were played in just under two hours.

"We're getting a little tired, starting to stiffen some," said Schouller as the twosome neared completion of 90 holes around 3 p.m.

"Need a bed," quipped Boggs with his usual wry smile.

Each player had his own cart and didn't waste time getting to the next shot -- unless they couldn't find an errant shot. That meant a short search and a new ball.

"We had extras ready," said Schouller.

Saving time, there were also a few conceded putts when birdie opportunities weren't available.

"We felt run over at the end," said Boggs. "Miserable, pollenated ... just run over, but it was fun and for a good cause."

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