Golf Tourney Raises Good Money Despite Bad Weather
Even with a smaller number of golfers than expected, $3,500 was raised Saturday, April 27 at the RT Rentals/Z&M Enterprises Community Benefit Golf Tournament.
The proceeds were split between the two benefiting families, the Kody Clay family and the Mike Burch family. Kody Clay is an eighteen-month old fighting cancer. Mike Burch passed away recently after a year long battle with cancer.
Thirty-nine golfers met at Hidden Cove Golf Course in Holbrook despite threats of bad weather to tee off around 10 a.m.
Roger Graybeal, owner of RT Rentals, said he was disappointed by the low turnout, but very pleased with the large amount of money raised for the families. “The raffle tickets really helped a lot,” he said.
The first place team, which consisted of Terry Stuart, Tracy Oso and Mike Reyes (all of Winslow), was awarded $650 to split between the three of them.
David Cardiff, Frank Barela and Fedencio Tafoya were the category winners of the Longest Drive contest. Dick Kolomitz won the Closest to the Pin contest. Pete Tafoya won the Longest Putt contest. Each of these winners received an etched mug from Koala Etching.
The other golfers were able to selected prizes in the order of their standing. The remaining prizes were raffled off with some specially selected raffle items.
The big item raffled off was a custom set of golf clubs (valued at $500), which was donated by Dale Williams. Pete Tafoya of Holbrook won the drawing.
Jerry Barela “the UPS Guy from Holbrook” served as the tournament director for the event. “He kept the tournament going and organized,” Graybeal explained.
Graybeal wished to thank the hole sponsors for the event: D.C. Building, Winslow Campus of Care, Wal-Mart, Dominique’s Hallmark, Koala Etching, Northern Arizona Electric, Loren Saddler, Tony Christensen and Associates, Radio Shack, Captain Tony’s Pizza, L&M Towing, 3C’s Auto Body and Community First Bank.
He also wished to thank The Reminder and The Scoop for donating the advertising for the event.
Those businesses donating merchandise for prizes and the raffles were: Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Chapman Chevrolet of Phoenix, Golden Eagle Sales, La Posada Hotel, Sue’s Place, Oak Creek Brewery and Grill of Sadona, Sadona Golf Resort, Kritter Kare, Sonic, Flying J Travel Center, First American Title Company, Bashas’ and Harkin Theatres.