Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney will be this year’s special guest at the fifth annual Smith Mountain Lake Swing Fore a Cure Golf Tournament. The tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society and presented by Advance Auto Parts will be held on June 4 at Water’s Edge Country Club.
Haney is best known for instructing the former No. 1 golfer in the world, Tiger Woods and two-time major champion, Mark O’Meara. Hank has also instructed more than 200 touring professionals worldwide. He hosts a popular television show on the Golf Channel, The Haney Project. In addition, Hank has written four books, including his latest, The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for area golfers to join in the fight against cancer by raising money and helping to increase cancer awareness,” said volunteer committee member Eric Spencer, President of Spencer Home Center. “In its first four years, the Swing Fore a Cure tournament has raised more than one million dollars for cancer research and programs, making it one of the society’s top tournaments nationwide.”
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 41,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Virginia in 2012. An estimated 14,600 residents of Virginia are expected to die from the disease this year. Donations made to the American Cancer Society through events like the golf tournament help the organization save more lives from cancer through prevention and early detection screening guidelines, free programs and services for patients and caregivers, research and advocacy.
For more information on the tournament, visit golf.acsevents.org/swingforeacureroanoke. If you are interested in volunteering for the golf tournament, please contact Mark Hurley at 540-774-2716 or [email protected]