Hillandale Golf Course Announces Black Friday Golf Tournament

Top Quote The Third Annual Black Friday Golf Tournament will be held at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC on Friday November 26, 2010. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 13, 2010 - Raleigh-Durham, NC: Hillandale Golf Course and its H.E.A.R.T.S. Club program announced open registration for the third annual Black Friday Golf Tournament. The tournament will be played at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC 0n Friday November 26, 2010. The format is a 4-man captain's choice that begins with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $75.00 per player and all proceeds benefit the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

    The purpose of the Hillandale Golf Course H.E.A.R.T.S. Club program is to provide an environment for the children and families to enjoy the outdoors and play a wonderful game together. It is estimated that the success rate of life for these children is at 65% meaning more than 3 of every 10 children will be victims of their disease. The transplant unit at Duke Hospital completes approximately 100 transplants annually and is a last effort to save the child's life. Without the transplant the child will die within a year. The H.E.A.R.T.S. Club allows the family to be together in an enriching environment where they can get away from the dreaded experiences of their child's disease and recharge to fight the good fight.

    "Our H.E.A.R.T.S. Club program is very important to Hillandale Golf Course" stated Fran James, LPGA. "Every member of the Hillandale staff cares deeply about supporting the Durham community and this program is a critical part of that effort. Our annual Black Friday Tournament allows us to bring joy to the families and give them a break from the rigors of treatment at Duke. If you can come out and play on Black Friday you will have a great time while supporting a great cause. What an excellent way to start the holiday season."

    Due to the weakened immune systems due to treatments the children cannot be around large groups of people. Golf offers them a wonderful escape and experience. This program gives the children something very positive to look forward to. In addition, the H.E.A.R.T.S. Club hope to give the Duke Pediatric children a complete set of golf clubs in order that they may continue their journey in golf once they return home. And of course there is absolutely no cost to the families and caregivers when they use the golf course. Hillandale Golf Course just wants to help them on this journey.

    About the Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program
    The Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Duke is an internationally recognized program dedicated to providing outstanding care and support to pediatric patients who can be helped by transplantation therapy. The program is known to be a leader in both established techniques and research initiatives. Under the direction of Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., the program has performed approximately 1200 autologous and allogeneic transplants in children with cancer or genetic diseases since 1990. You can contact the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Duke by calling (919) 668-1100.

    About Hillandale Golf Course and Pro Shop
    Originally designed by Donald Ross and Perry Maxwell, Hillandale Golf Course is the Granddaddy of Raleigh-Durham, NC area golf courses. Annually, an average of 45,000 rounds is played and nearly 1.7 million rounds have been played since 1960. This popularity can easily be attributed to its user-friendly design. The public golf course provides a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Hillandale Golf Course is also home to the nationally-acclaimed Hillandale Golf Shop. The Hillandale Pro Shop was named the #1 golf shop in America in 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1999. Golfers travel from all around the Raleigh-Durham area and beyond knowing that Hillandale Golf Course and Pro Shop will meet all of their golf needs. Contact the Hillandale Golf Course including to book a tee time by call (919) 286-4211.

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