Twelve-year-old Clarkie Carroll has had a memorable year.
He wrapped up 10 months of chemotherapy in May to become cancer free.
Shortly after his final treatement, he produced our favorite trick shot of the year.
A few months later, he won the Glens Falls Country Club Junior Championship.
And just before Thanksgiving, he teamed up with the trick shot artists the Bryan Brothers to film a video that serves as both entertainment and a call to action.
You see, the Bryan Brothers have climbed to celebrity status in the golf world. Their videos are now posted on Golf Digest’s website and they are often picked up by TV shows like Gold Channel’s “Morning Drive.”
This is good news for Clarkie and his family, who are working to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that funds research for childhood cancers.
Clarkie, whose grandparents live at Pinehurst No. 7, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma more than a year ago. He’s had half of his right femur removed (that’s where the tumor was) and replaced by a titanium prosthesis. Fifty-four treatments and 17 rounds of chemo followed. Along the way, father Dave says Clarkie had “zero complaints.”