Winslow Rotarian David Cardiff putts on hole 18.
The annual tournament is held to raise funds for the Pinkie Walton Scholarship, a scholarship given to a graduating senior to help further their education. Twenty-seven players, making up nine three-man teams, all vied for the top position and top awards.
Winslow Rotarian David Cardiff along with Thomas Lopez and Leon King, both of Winslow, took first place. They were each awarded a $150 certificate to The Club in Flagstaff, a golf lover’s heaven. The Club features indoor simulator golf as well as equipment.
The second place team consisted of three more Winslow players, Ted Pate, Freddy Baca Jr. and Clyde Brumett. They were each awarded a $100 certificate to The Club.
Greg Perkins, Kim Belknap and J.C. Whitehorse, all of Holbrook, took third place and a $75 certificate to The Club.
All of the nine teams received awards donated by various business around Winslow. Each member of the fourth place team won a $50 certificate to RT Rentals in Winslow and the fifth place team won $20 dinner to Senor D’s. The sixth place team was awarded digital calendars from Community First National Bank and the seventh place team won mini-ear radios also donated by Community First National Bank.
The eight place team won dinners to El Falcon Restaurant in Winslow. The last place team was awarded calculators to help them add up their large scores.
Several holes on the course had specialty contests attached to them. The third hole was the longest putt competition and was won by Kim Belknap. The fourth hole was the closest to the pin competition and Jack Williams was the winner. Hole number 16 was the longest drive specialty hole and that was won by Jackie Williams. The winner of these competitions were awarded a engraved mug donated and etched by Koala Etching.
A hole in one on holes nine, 13 and 18 would have resulted in winning a DVD/CD player, a set of Wilson Irons and a PT Cruiser donated by Cakes Chevrolet, respectively. No one participating in the tournament made a whole in one on these designated holes.
Sponsors of the tournament were: The Winslow Mail, Montano Enterprises, Hackler Chiropractic, Winslow Memorial Hospital, Ben’s Service Station, Christensen & Associates, Timeless Treasures, Kenna & Associates, Cake Chevrolet, BNSF Railway, Winslow School Credit Union, D.C. Building, BoJo’s Sports Bar and Grill, APS, The Reminder, RT Rentals, Safeway, 4 Corners Realty, Captain Tony’s Pizza, Greer’s Scott Mortuary, Basha’s and the Holbrook Tribune.
Raffle prizes were donated by the following Sponsors: Flamingo Hilton in Laughlin, Ramada Express in Laughlin, Harrahs in Laughlin, Best Western Pony Soldier, Avi Casino in Laughlin, Antelope Hills in Prescott, Community First National Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ben’s Service Center, Cliff Castle Casino, The Club, La Posada Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank.