Golf enthusiasts and amateurs alike attended a May 3 event at Topgolf Spring just north of Houston to meet World Golf Hall of Fame member and MD Anderson Ambassador Colin Montgomerie, show their support for cancer research and prevention programs at MD Anderson, and enjoy dinner, drinks and friendly competition. Montgomerie and Randy Jones, cancer survivor and Southern Texas PGA Professional of the Year, offered golf tips and instruction throughout the evening.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment complex featuring high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round golf enjoyment for all ages. It recently joined forces with MD Anderson to support those touched by cancer, educate guests on sun-safety habits and raise funds for cancer research and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Guests included Thierry de Cock Buning, originally from The Netherlands and now a Houston resident, who came to support MD Anderson and to share photos he had taken with Montgomerie in 1998 and 2006.
KPRC-TV personality Chip Brewster and meteorologist Justin Stapleton also joined in the fun.
“I had an awesome time at the event and especially enjoyed talking weather with Colin Montgomerie,” he said.
TOPGOLF END CANCER CAMPAIGN
In July, Topgolf launched a nationwide fundraising campaign, offering guests a $10 play coupon for each $5 minimum donation to support MD Anderson programs including:
- Active Living After Cancer: improving the quality of life for sedentary cancer survivors, particularly those from medically underserved populations, by promoting physical activity and providing assistance on survivorship
- Steps2Health: a real-time intervention through a mobile application that provides personalized physical activity goals and uses gamification strategies to increase physical activity during and after cancer treatment
Cancer touches nearly everyone, directly or indirectly, which is why Topgolf is proud to support MD Anderson's mission to end cancer.