Golf News for Monday, March 4, 2013 | Charity

Caddy for a Cure participates with celebrities at Honda Classic

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Caddy For A Cure, Inc., the professional golf opportunity to go inside the ropes and caddy for a day for the world's best golfers offered a unique spin to its traditional program last week at The Honda Classic: An opportunity to caddy for an impressive group of celebrities during the Kenny G Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at The Honda Classic Wednesday Pro-am was enjoyed by two area golf enthusiasts, Dr. Stuart Lestch and Steven Grebow who made the experience also possible for four distinguished wounded warriors. Caddy For A Cure supports warriors through the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative which is proudly supported by the PGA TOUR.

Dr. Lestch, escorted by warrior SGT Jorge Zapata, was honored to caddy for World Golf Hall of Fame member Raymond Floyd. Maryland native Grebow was accompanied by SSGT Brian Mast as they caddied for recently crowned Super Bowl Champion NFL Safety Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens. SFC Manuel Colon did the caddy honors for world renowned saxophonist and Gold Pro-am host, Kenny G. and warrior SGT Alex Trujillo was on the bag for nine-time NFL Pro Bowl superstar and Golf Channel "Morning Drive" cast member Ahmad Rashad.

SSGT Mast, an explosive ordinance disposal technician from Grand Rapids, MI, lost both of his legs and a finger in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2010.

Caddy For A Cure CEO and program founder Russ Holden said "This was truly a great day in the history of Caddy For A Cure. We have been fortunate to participate in the Pro Am celebrity group the past several years, but this year was especially significant with the participation of SSGT Mast." Holden continued, "It was a huge honor and very humbling to watch Mast walk the entire round while not once losing his incredibly positive outlook or humor. He is a true hero in our mind and we're thrilled to be able to 'give-back' from this great game of golf."

Caddy For A Cure has been offering PGA TOUR caddy experiences for charity since 2003, and LPGA and Champions Tour experiences since 2010, with proceeds benefiting multiple causes. Program caddy experiences may be found from the Caddy For A Cure website at or you may contact Caddy For A Cure directly for more information.

Russ Holden
Caddy For A Cure