Golf Fore Red event will help with healthy lifestyle

Updated: June 1, 2010

Three years ago, two women decided to act on a conversation they had been having for several years. They were avid golfers, but belonged to different women’s golf groups. They shared a friendship that spanned nearly four decades. And they shared the loss of their mothers to heart disease.

Shelley French and Mary Robinson decided they could honor their mothers and bring their two associations together on a theme of education, friend-raising and fund-raising. Golf Fore Red™ was born. Fast-forward three years. The Golf Fore Red™ name is now trademarked, but the event – being held this year on July 24 — is still an all-volunteer endeavor to promote heart-healthy lifestyles. Bellevue resident Mary Robinson, a past president of Northwest Ladies Golf Association, continues as event chair.

The July 24 Golf Fore Red™ tournament will be held at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The $125 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, range balls, green fees and more. Registration may be made at