Habitat Golf Tournament, 2017

The SEV Habitat Golf Tournament, held on Nov. 11th, 2017 was a great success. Not quite as large as 2016, thanks to hurricanes, and a conflict of several other tournaments and fundraisers in town on the same day, we had 72 players, and still raised close to the same amount as last year, thanks to our sponsors and players who so generously helped raise funds for Habitat to build safe, affordable homes for families to get a hands up in our community.

We are very grateful to the many donations and  sponsors for this event. There was an array of prizes, every hole had 2-3 signs, and we were able to to provide donated snacks, finger foods and drinks to everyone.

Kudos indeed to the volunteers, especially the committee who helped put the tournament together, and worked so hard to make the day great. Bob McManus and Dale Williams put many hours into the event.  The weather held up, the course was beautiful, and the beverages flowed. After the game, everyone ate lunch in Tiano’s and received many prizes and great raffle items.

Our heartfelt thanks to Habitat Home-Owner Michelle Simpson, LPGA , for managing the event for the third time. Michelle tirelessly collected donations, drinks, and found players and the majority of the gifts for the tournament. She put months of hard work into the planning and executing of the game, and with her friends and family led the day with her great enthusiasm and knowledge of golf. We are so lucky to have her on board.

There were three hole in one’s and a few players got really close to winning a golf cart donated by Gulf Atlantic Vehicles, a beautiful Chevrolet SUV, and a Dodge Journey- player Jerry Davis got just one inch away.

Maude Aimee LeBlanc, an LPGA player for over 3 years, and one of the longest players ever to remain on tour, kicked off the tournament by driving the ball on the first hole. Anyone able to out- drive her would win a prize, but nobody was able to beat the 6’2” French Canadian when she hit 290 yards.

Professional long drive champion Nyle Pruitt hit drives on #9, for all the players to try to beat. The long drive for the day was 395 yards.

The players had loads of fun, and a great day out for a really good cause.

Watch for our Nov. 2018 tournament, bigger and better than ever before.

 

C.G.