|Golf Tournament – What’s New This Year?
|Editor: Stephens, Wendell
||What could be new? It is the same tournaments – 9 Hole Scramble and 18 Hole Best Ball, and the same continental breakfast by Panera and Hobee’s, lunch by Panera, and BBQ dinner by Outback. Well, here a few new things.
First, the tournaments will have 4 holes where you can shoot for a prize – the prizes are $5,000, Bose stereo system, Nike driver or irons, or a $500 Visa card - this new wrinkle is provided by The Mary Tan Realty Team.
Second, to accomodate the new "in-tournament" hole-in-ones, the 9 Hole Scramble has been moved to the back nine.
Third, we will have more parking. We still encourage carpooling and we give preference to carpoolers in the main lot. But we will also park single drivers in the city-owned Simms Lot across from the Deep Cliff entrance and adjacent to McClellan Ranch Park. It is a grass lot. We also have shuttle service from Monta Vista High School.
Fourth, we will have something that will look and taste like a margarita – a fancy sangria courtesy of John Zirelli. Our liquor license no longer allows tequila but Red Badger Larry Lessler conjured up this solution.
We will still shoot for sleeves of balls for a charge on holes 7 and 17 (thus continuing the Leon Davis legacy). We will try to make the circles a little bigger and have more winners. We will still have the same great volunteers, the “Identify the Sponsors” game, the putting contest, the high school caddies, and the Hole-in-One finale. We will still have the auction and raffles.
How can you help? Many ways.
in the tournament. Enter the 9 Hole Scramble or the 18 Hole Best Ball
tournament or both. Our sign-up team headed by Dick Greif can help you find a foursome. Let him know if you want to play.
try to sign up early. Yes, we take last minute sign-ups but try to
make it your goal to sign up by May 1st. It would help us a lot to have
early signups. It would make it even better if you paid in advance.
Third, volunteer to help. We need people to work the eight Hole-in-One nights. See Gary Jones or George Tan for an assignment. For the “Day-of” the tournament volunteering, contact Milt Wehrman or Larry Lessler.
become a sponsor. A tee sponsorship starts at $500. You business sign
should be on one of our tees. You can share a tee sign for as little
as $250. See Steve Andrews or Suzi Blackman to get your signage. We will make sure you are mentioned in the Tournament Program.
come to our dinner. If you are a dinner-only participant then the
price is $25 but it will be a great social occasion. If you are a
volunteer on that day then the price is only $10.
What happens to
the money that the Tournament nets? Your checks and donations will
support about 38 different organizations. The primary benefactor this
year is the Cupertino Cleo Avenue Habitat for Humanity project. They
will get $25,000. But your Avenues of Service will benefit another 20
programs with these funds. The Hole-in-One contest will directly
benefit 15 organizations. And our caddies program – the brainchild of Jerra Rowland
- will benefit Cupertino High School “Kenya Dream” project and the
Monta Vista High School Baseball team program. Your monies bless many,
are wisely used, and travel far.