Mark Somers

I am a husband, father of four, attorney and avid golfer. I am participating in the Hundred Hole Hike 2014 in memory of my father-in-law, Eugene Raymond Trosterud, Sr., and to benefit the House of John comfort care home in Clifton Springs, NY.

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$4,102.00 in pledges - 100% collected!

The total donations for my hike to benefit the House of John in memory of my father-in-law, Gene Trosterud, was $4,102.00! I am very thankful to everyone who pledged to the hike.

Excited and nervous!

This time tomorrow I will be more than 1/2 way through my hike. The plans are in place.

Friday 6/20/14 is the day!

Based on the current forecast, I have decided to keep the hike scheduled for this Friday as originally planned. It looks to be a picture perfect day in Western NY . . .

Hoping for good weather!

I have started watching the extended forecasts because my hike is 9 days away.

Thank you, Logan!

My hike was recently the subject of a local news story on WROC-TV Channel 8.

Local TV News Story!

I reached out via Twitter to WROC-TV Channel 8 Sports Anchor Thad Brown last Wednesday inquiring if he was interested in doing a news story about my 100 hole hike.

Three weeks until my hike!

My hike is 3 weeks from today. The fundraising is going as well as can be expected.

Timing my rounds . . . it will be a long day!

I knew it would take from sunrise to sunset to complete the hike. However, I guess it never really sunk in.

A Florida reprieve . . . and contemplating training!

My hike is 86 days away and the weather in Western New York is still hovering in the mid-twenties with a light dusting of snow on the ground.

Getting Started! - February 26, 2014

Approximately two years ago, I started playing golf more frequently. One could easily say that I "got the bug".