Island Club Charitable Foundation outing a success
While the conditions may have been a bit rough, especially for the morning golfers, the handicap scramble saw low scores winning the event at the Island Country Club Charitable Foundation’s 12th annual event that included a wine taste testing and silent auction in the evening.
“The morning groups found it cold and rainy,” Michael DeJordy, head golf professional at the club said. “The afternoon golfers had perfect weather, providing the top three winners after a tie break for third against a morning team.
Nearly 40 student golfers from collier county high schools and First Tee spruced up the event, with at least one golfer added to each foursome.
“The adult golfers enjoyed bonding with the kids,” Wes Blackwell, president of the Charitable Foundation said. “They sure can hit the ball long and straight, yet they got some pointers too from golfers in the competition.”
Following the afternoon golf was a wine tasting, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles and silent auction.
It marked the second year of the silent auction, with more participants staying around until the end to see if they won.
A favored auction item was a clambake for 12, done by the Island Club staff.
“It was so popular that five clambake dinners were auctioned,” Blackwell said.
First place in tie golf outing went to George LaVerde, Peter Ferreira, Gene Ilnicki and Josh Burnett, shooting a low handicap score of 55. In second were Doug and Susan Peterson, Wayne Purvis, Chris Fontana and Kaleb Johnson from Gulf Coast with a 56.
Third place went to Norm and Anna Risen, Mark Carey, Gulf Coast, Chris Garbo, Barron Collier and Emily Black, Naples. They also shot a 56, but a tie break went to the other foursome.