Local golfer walks away with $10,000

A bartender at a Red Deer restaurant fired a hole-in-one Monday during a charity golf tournament.

Mike Swagger of Rocky Mountain House wonders how he’ll hit a tee shot as he dons mittens from volunteer Donna Osterland to simulate having multiple sclerosis during the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s 100 Holes of Golf fundraiser at Spirit Creek Golf and Country Club Monday.

A bartender at a Red Deer restaurant fired a hole-in-one Monday during a charity golf tournament.

Dustin Harper, who is employed at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar, won $10,000 for his ace on the 170-yard 12th hole which is a par three.

He is the second person this summer to win a $10,000–prize for scoring a hole-in-one at Spirit Creek Golf Course.

Harper was participating in the Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Alberta chapter charity 100-hole event at the Spirit Creek Golf and Country Club.

Ellen Geddes, an MS event co-ordinator, said 48 golfers collected pledges totaling about $40,300.

Geddes said a final amount won’t be known for some time because the society used an online registration system this year.

Funds raised will be used for research and services to people affected by the disease. The services include aids for daily living, lift chairs, education and a handi-van.

In late August Corrine Zerr also scored a hole-in-one during a charity golf course at Spirit Creek. She earned $10,000 for her shot on the second hole.

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