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Local Golf Pro Donates For Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

February 23, 2010

With the crisis in Haiti escalating, River Oaks Golf Course PGA Professional Charles Proft elected to help coordinated relief efforts by contributing funds from golf lessons conducted during a 10-day period. 

The recent rains dampen the daily lesson schedule, but not the golfers’ spirit. “This time of human tragedy and intense suffering is an important opportunity to tap into our better instincts of empathy and compassion. It’s a time to take action.” said Proft. “There are many different ways – small and large that we can all help, especially during natural disasters.”


River Oaks Golf Course is a unique concept in recreational golfing. Designed as a six-hole course, the Par-19 course has three tees for each hole with different angles of approach to the green. Focusing on the angle rather than the distance is beneficial to all levels of golfers, from beginning, intermediate and advanced to junior and senior golfers. The course is open daily to the public. For more information, visit