BEDFORD, Va. -

Golfers in Bedford teed up Friday to fight a deadly disease.

Seven teams took to the green at the Bedford Country Club to raise money for battling cystic fibrosis.

The event called "Great Shots for a Cure" was organized by Alan Aultice.  His son Jacob was diagnosed with CF when he was three months old.

Jacob loves to golf and recent medical advances have allowed him to live a more active lifestyle.

More than 30,000 children and adults in the United States have CF, which affects the lungs and digestive system.

"Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease and comes from each parent," Aultice explained.  "The life expectancy has grown tremendously."

Friday's event raised around $4,000.  The money will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which funds research.