Divine 9 Open Golf Outing
The Divine 9 have chosen the Great Guys Group to be the beneficiary of their 8th Annual Divine 9 Open golf outing, taking place at the one and only White Manor Golf Club in Malvern on Friday May 18, 2012.
Join us for a great day of golf, greatness, food and fun – all to support local families battling cancer!
Getcha great on and sponsor or sign-up for the outing today! Spread the word by printing out the flier! You can sign up for your sponsorship and foursomes below.
To find out more about the Divine 9, give us a call at 484-580-8395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
The Story of the Divine 9 Open
The Divine 9 Open has been established to celebrate life, golf and a man who loved them both. In the Fall of 1998, Morton Dittus, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. By Easter of the following year, six months after beginning treatments, he was in remission. His hair had grown back and we were talking about playing golf again.
Unfortunately, two weeks later things unexpectedly took a turn for the worse and I never got the chance to really say my goodbyes. If given the chance, I would have thanked my father for his greatest gift of all: teaching me to play golf when I was young and supporting my habit while I obtained an education. Through this wonderful game, my father instilled in me values that remain core to my personal ethos – respect, humility and integrity. Always a talented athlete, Mort began playing golf in his mid-thirties and maintained a 20 handicap for the rest of his life. He had an uncanny ability to hit his 7 and 9 wood onto the green from almost anywhere.
Since his Divine Nine wood brought him so much pleasure, I promised I would bury him with it. When the burial day came unexpectedly, I kept my promise and laid his trusty 9 wood next to him. We prayed that it would keep him safe and in good standing with the golf gods for all eternity.In loving memory of my father and to help all the people that have been affected by leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, I partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to host the First Annual Divine 9 Open in 2004.
The goal of the founders was and continues to be raising money to support research to find cures for these devastating blood cancers and to raise awareness for orphan diseases. Our hope is that this research will ultimately prevent other sons and daughters from losing a loved one too early and certainly not before they are able to watch them shoot their own age.
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Thank you to our sponsors!