By Jerry Ratcliffe / The Daily Progress
GOLF NOTES: ROTELLA Offering his services for good cause
Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to sit down with one of the world’s top sports psychologists for a couple of hours and share thoughts on your golf game? Now’s your chance, but let me warn you, it ain’t cheap. For the second time in the past six months, Dr. Bob Rotella is offering his services to anyone who wins a bid that will help The First Tee of the Blue Ridge, the local chapter of the nationwide organization.
First Tee Blue Ridge is linking up with CharityBuzz, featuring a package with Rotella, which includes a two-hour consultation with “Doc,” along with a round of golf and a night’s stay at Farmington. There also is a package that includes golf and lunch for three at three local clubs, Farmington, Keswick and Glenmore. Bidding has already begun and will continue through May 24, with winning bids directly providing funding to First Tee Blue Ridge in support of programming for 5,000 local kids. What an opportunity for serious golfers to have their games analyzed by Rotella, who has worked with virtually every top professional golfer on the planet over the past two decades. If you’re getting out your checkbook, get ready to write a big number. In the previous auction for Rotella’s session, a golfer from Mexico won with a bid of $19,000.
For more information, go to CharityBuzz.com and search for golf auctions (there’s a lot of stuff available nationwide), or contact First Tee Blue Ridge executive director Jin Ellington at (434) 987-0133.