Monday, August 30, 2010

Leif Nissen Memorial Golf Tournament - 2010 Recap


Well... it looked like we were going to get lucky with excellent weather during the first half of the tournament.  Most teams got into their back 9's before the skies opened up and we eventually had to cut the golf short due to lightning, flooding and other acts of God. Despite all that, 62 friends and family members attended the 3rd annual tournament, to celebrate the life of a dear friend and give back to our community in his name.

I couldn't be happier with the turnout and support from our group and we raised $1,373 for the Leif & Christine Emergency Scholarship Fund!  Between this tournament, WAKA, Crystal's New Years party and various fundraisers throughout the year, we truly have one of the most generous social networks in Tampa Bay.  Leif would be very honored to see all of us carry on his charitable ambitions in the community which he loved so much.

Some final HUGE thank yous are in order:
  • Alison spent countless hours soliciting all of our prizes and setting up the booths throughout the clubhouse. Everything looked awesome and the event went extremely smooth thanks to her efforts (especially with the rain staggering our finishing times a bit).
  • Geoff did an awesome job designing the logo... which hopefully helped him get a break from wedding planning.
  • Dawn made us signs, decals and an amazing banner using Geoff's design.  It totally made us appear to be professionals at this whole charity thing.  Thanks so much, Dawn!
  • Rollo donated what is possibly the best trophy ever... which went to Jared and his team for finishing last place.
  • And a final thanks to everyone who helped set up, sell raffle tickets, hand out beers and take pictures: Bull, Maria, Mel, Brie, April (short), Teneille, Vermille, Angie and Steph.  Thanks so much and I hope you all enjoyed the day with us!
As for the results... "Golf Constantly" took home the top prize, while Gomez continued to dominate winning Closest to Pin and Long Drive.

Next year we'll probably push the event back in order to lessen the chance of rain.  Until then, thanks to all who made the day memorable.  If you missed out this year, don't let it happen again!

9 comments:

Geoff said...

It was a great time! Thanks for putting it together!

Jack said...

And an official thanks to the organizers from Golf Constantly. Well done all around. Can't wait to see the pictures and hopefully add cats to them all. Catpaint on the iphone. It's life changing.

Maria said...

It was a fabulous day, despite the rain! Can't wait til next year, hopefully I can help out more next year, let us know how to help Alison!

yes, cat paint = amazing!

Smithkey said...

Thanks to everyone who put in the time and effort to make for such a great tournament. The raffle prizes were all pretty damn good despite the fact that I never win anything.

Rain kinda sucked but at least we live in Florida and do not have to deal with snow.

trinihic said...

can I get a "red" raffle ticket pulled from that darn basket please?? I'm just sayin... lol.. Thanks or an awesome day guys!!!

Nate Dawg said...

I had an awesome time! Thanks to everyone that made this years tourney so much better than last years! (with the exception of the 45 minute downpour) Looking forward to next year!

Rollo said...

Great day, tons o fun.

Hope Jared enjoys that trophy :oP

April (tall) said...

It's been 5+ years since I've played and now I want to start golfing more. I need to hit up the driving range to work on my swings. I had a great time! Thank you all!

Alison said...

So glad you all had a good time!!! :)

Thanks to everyone who came out and played or watched, bought raffle tickets, helped, and just made sure the whole group had a great time! A lot of money was raised and the tournament wouldn't have been such a success without everyone's support.