The PCLGA kicked off the holiday season on December 5 and 6, 2017 with the annual Red and Green charity tournament. Co-chairs Judy Newell and JoAnn Pollock put together a great event in which 164 participants were assigned to either the red or the green team and everyone dressed accordingly for both days of the tournament with many creative costumes on display.
The format of the tournament was best ball match play and each foursome was comprised of two players on the red team and two players on the green team. It was a couple of colorful days on the Tuscany Falls courses!
The first day of the tournament was very cold and ended with the red team being ahead by 14 points. The second day was a gorgeous day of golf and the green team made quite a charge. In the end, the final score was Red 739 and Green 737. Red won by just two points and was awarded bragging rights. It doesn’t get much closer than that!
The event benefited the New Life Center. New Life spokesperson Susan Allen gave a short talk after lunch about all the good work that New Life Center does to shelter and support abused women and children. Susan thanked the PCLGA for their support in the past and again this year and told us how much it meant to its work. Participants made additional donations to the organization at lunch and in total, $2,891 was raised. Now that’s something to celebrate.
In order to maximize the donations to New Life there were no individual prizes other than for those who got closest to the pin on a par 3 on their respective starting courses. Those winners were Monica Lee, Karen Poturalski, Sharon Hadley, Cheryl McGovern, Donnie Meyers, Ruth Shaffer, Liz Mitchell, Carol Mathias and Carol Wolf. Each won $15, not only for themselves but also for their partner. This was a real team event!