Gordy Scutt

Long-haired golfer awaits shearing for MS

An assistant golf pro at Olympic View Golf Club, Scutt started growing his hair 3.5 years ago.

Blowing winds on the golf course mean Gordy Scutt must pull his hair into a ponytail.

While he’s getting used to (and a little annoyed by) hair in his face, he knows it will end soon.

“I am ready to shave it off,” Scutt said.

An assistant golf pro at Olympic View Golf Club, Scutt started growing his hair 3.5 years ago. Before that he’d never had his hair much longer than a buzz cut.

“Buzz cut No. 2,” he explained as his usual hair cut.

He didn’t start growing it long for any reason, but once people starting telling him he needed a haircut, Scutt stubbornly let it grow and figured he’d turn the whole thing into a fundraiser.

He hopes to raise $10,000 towards multiple sclerosis research in honour of his aunt Karen Bell who has lived with the disease as long as Scutt can remember.  After his head is shaved, he plans to donate the locks to make a wig for someone in need.

“I just want to spread the word and get other people on board,” he said. “So many people already have, even people I don’t even know. It’s been amazing.”

So far he’s raised about $4,000 and plans to cut his hair mid-September at the golf course.

For more information or to donate go to gordyscutt.com

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