Longtime member Jim Gasho (he joined in 1986), “Played His Age,” completing 62 holes of golf on July 1st – yes, all in one day!
When he was 35, Jim decided to shoot the number of holes on golf courses, equivalent to his age, on or near his birthday on June 30th. At 35, that sounded like an easy task. Now, at 62, maybe a bit more challenging?

This active Rotarian, who has contributed time (president and many committees), energy (Brian's Run, Chili Cook-off,  Fruit Sale, etc.) and resources (many dollars to the RI  foundation, local activities and events), decided this year to invite others, Rotarians and friends, to support his endeavor and contribute dollars to the West Chester Rotary Club Foundation which supports local and international charities.

Donors could pledge a fixed amount:  $1 per hole (no one took him up on this), wager how many pars Jim would make in 62 holes (22 took on this pledge), how many birdies or better at $20 per birdie (3 folks wagered on this), and $2,000 if Jim made a hole in one (he did not!)

All toll, 29 individuals donated, 13 Rotarians, adding up to $2,531 donated to the foundation to date.

At 6:30 a.m., Jim started golfing at the Golf Course at Glen Mills, then moved on to the Fieldstone Country Club, and finished up at 8:20 p.m., at West Chester Golf and Country Club. By the way, that included an hour and a half delay due to lightening!

If YOU haven’t contributed to Jim’s golfing event and want to, you can still make donations. He continues to get emails daily with donations
Jim admits he had a bit of a tweak in his back before he started his marathon golfing, and admits that five days later, he is still recovering.

What about next year? “Next year is still up in the air,” he says.