June 13, 2015 4:25 pm
Updated: June 13, 2015 7:18 pm

Battling cancer on the links

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WATCH ABOVE: The Weekend Golfer Tour to benefit the Cancer Research Society kicks off in just eight days. Peter Anthony Holder talks to David Edey, the brainchild behind the event.

MONTREAL – Amateur golfers who might enjoy a little competition can now take part in a new tournament that will benefit a good cause.

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Starting later this month and running for several weeks, The Weekend Golfer Tour will allow amateurs to play like pros on five different courses in the Montreal area, with part of the proceeds going to the Cancer Research Society.

The tournament is the brainchild of Montreal financial adviser, David Edey, an avid golfer whose parents both succumbed to cancer in recent years.

“It’s just my way of giving back a little to battle a disease that is all too prevalent,” said Edey.

“Our goals are modest this year, but hopefully we can turn this into an annual event that, in the future, can help the Cancer Research Society in their ongoing fight.”

The tour, which is open to both men and women, kicks off at the Falcon Golf Club in Hudson on June 22.

Players can hit the links at whatever time suits them over a two week period and post their scores on the online leader board.

Then it’s off to the next course, Le Versant in Terrebonne, starting  July 6.

From there it’s on to Ile de Montreal in the east end starting July 20, Mirabel’s Le Diamont starting August 3,  and Golf Lachute in Lachute starting August 17.

Prizes are earned at each tour event.

It all culminates with a one-day championship on September 13 back at the Falcon Golf Club.

It’s an opportunity to help a cause and perhaps earn some bragging rights among your golf buddies.

“It’s like playing on your own Pro Tour,” says Edey.

For more information and complete rules of the tournament, you can visit the tournament website at TheWeekendGolferTour.com.

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