Golf: Country-crossing golfer plans to hit ball where it lies for 3,000 miles — and charity

2013-05-24T20:00:00Z Golf: Country-crossing golfer plans to hit ball where it lies for 3,000 miles — and charityBy Zack Rosenblatt Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Forrest Gump’s motivation for running across country was simple.

He just felt like it.

Luke Bielawski loves golf. He also loves philanthropy.

In October, Bielawski was looking to find a way to combine his two passions. He was having trouble coming up with a new, unique idea, though.

“Then,” Bielawski said, “one day I was watching Forrest Gump and it just hit me — why not golf across the entire country?”

So the idea for “From Tee to Shining Tee”, a cross-country fundraising and awareness event, was born.

Bielawski began his 3,000-mile, 110-day journey in Ventura, Calif., with the goal of hitting a golf ball along country roads from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty five days into his journey, Bielawski made a stop in Tucson. He spent Friday talking to students at San Miguel High School.

Read more about Bielawski in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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