There is no better way to kick off a work week than with a round of golf! That's exactly what 89 golfers and a handful of volunteers and board members did on Monday, June 8, at the 7th Annual SCC Golf Tournament.
The event was a great success- thanks in no small part to Mother Nature. All the planning in the world can go into an event, but the one factor we can never control is the weather. Well, Mother Nature did not disappoint on Monday as she delivered one of her most beautiful days this year, and probably the best weather we've had in the five years I've organized the tournament.
The course was beautiful as well! Cheers to Rachel Stull and her staff at Canyon Gate Country Club for a beautiful golf course to play. The comments we heard throughout the day was about how beautiful the course was, what great shape it was in, and how fun it was to play. And, Shelley Sampson's food and beverage staff outdid themselves on the meals- just when you think hamburgers and hot dogs can't taste any better!
The morning began with the landing of a helicopter by Maverick Helicopters on the driving range. The 23 foursomes hit the course and play went really pretty quick by tournament standpoints. I took the opportunity, as I do every year, to make a lap around the course and touch base with all the golfers- making sure they are having a good time and see if there is anything they need. This is one of my favorite parts of the tournament- I get the chance to look at the course and interact with those who have taken time out of their day to support SCC.
Tami Hall fell a few yards short of a $1 million hole-in-one shot and another golfer came within 10 inches of winning a trip to the 2010 Master's Tournament. A big thank you goes out to event chair Lorin Bronston on a great job on his first time chairing the golf tourament. An even bigger thank you goes out to all the participants and sponsors of the event- without your continued support we could not continue to uphold and fulfill our mission statement and support the thousands of children we help each and every year.