This past August 27th, our charity hosted its 10th annual golf outing fundraiser held at the Preserve Golf Course in Fenton. The outing was presented by The Fenton Fire Hall Restaurant and sponsored by many other local businesses. There were 19 teams present this year and trophies awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams, as well as a toilet bowl “You stink” trophy for the last place team.
We kicked off our event with a putting challenge on the practice green. Everyone lined up on the fringe with a golf ball that had their name on it. On the count of three, everyone putted at the exact same time to a hole in the center of the green for a prize. The winner received a free car for a weekend courtesy of Al Serra Grand Blanc.
There were prizes for men and women longest drive won by Josh Sturgis and Stacey Workman. Prizes for closest to the pin were won by Cindy Lamb and Al Brown. We also had one winner for our 50/50 raffle who kindly donated the money back to our charity.
Our women’s auxiliary was a huge help as usual. On the 17th hole (a par 3) the girls hosted a challenge. The golfer could pay 5 dollars and get a cookie, if the player hit the green, they would receive their $5 back plus win an additional $5. This was a fun and exciting hole for all golfers. The girls also drove our “welcome cart” around the course handing out free party favors and cigars as well as selling 50/50 tickets to each group.
The event was finished off with a steak dinner followed by our team awards and prize raffle. Our 2016 winning team was Team Alflen with a -12 under score of 59. Second place was won by Team Lucius with a -10 under score of 61. And our “You Stink” trophies went to our last place Team Lamb with a +5 over score of 76.