Hundreds golfed in booster tournament
The 19th annual Booster Golf Tournament, played recently at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, was a rousing success. More than 250 golfers participated in the two-day event that raised an estimated $17,000 each for South Tahoe and George Whittell high schools.
Thanks to the generosity of Edgewood Tahoe Golf, which annually donates the course and facilities to this important event, much-needed fund were raised for the schools. Many businesses donate prizes, sponsor holes, and provide food and beverages that also help make this fundraiser possible. Dozens of volunteers from both schools put in countless hours during the weekend. The tournament was headed once again by Paul Andrew, Sheri Schimmel and Cyndi Esders.
With the beautiful Tahoe spring weather gracing the tournament, golfers of all abilities and unique styles thoroughly enjoyed the event. Trophies were awarded to the teams who finished with the top three aggregate scores each day, plus trophies were given to the team who go “the most shots for their money” each day.
The scramble format tournament was won on Saturday by the team of Tony Russo, Ken and Sam Isaac and Joe Louden. Sunday’s winners were the team of Darrell and Doug Berg, Joe Goodwin and Sam Hansen. Highlights of the tournament included a hole-in-one on No. 7 by George DuPuy. Eighty-four-year-old Pete Nielsen hit his tee shot 5 inches from the pin on No. 17, winning $100 for being “closest to the pin.”
All in all, it was a fun weekend for those who played, the great volunteers from both high schools, and especially our local students who will benefit from the generosity of everyone involved. To get on the mailing list for next year’s tournament call (775) 586-8204.
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