Photo: Mammoth Lakes Foundation
The 13th Annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic will go down in history as one of the most successful. Thanks are due to so many, including Dave Schacht of Sierra Star Golf Course who coordinated all the course activity including a “Beat the Pro” contest on Hole 2, and was an outstanding emcee; scholarship students who sold raffle tickets and putting contest entries at the Par 3s; volunteers who helped with everything from registration to silent auction; an impressive list of sponsors; and an amazing roster of golfers who had loads of fun throughout the day.
The winning low score team with a final number of 54 for the day, included Dave Eberts, Dan Schaller, Rusty Richardson, and Tony Kihaloha. A new feature this year is a plaque that will be mounted inside the Clubhouse at Sierra Star for the next year with a picture of the winning team and their score. Honors for high score—that included a private lesson with Dave Schacht for each of its members, went to Vicky Phelps, Suzy Fontana, Linda Hoffman, and Janette Redd.
The Superticket prize that included a seven-night stay at Casa Russell in the desert and play for four at Andalusia Golf course went to Yuri Parisky. Another new feature this year was a choice of Grand Prizes in the raffle. The day of golf for two on the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and a one-night stay at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was won by Mike Radmall of Simplex Grinnell, Reno, one of the event’s Hole Sponsors. That meant the paddleboard, donated by Charles Comfort, went into a live auction that was won by Rob Mitchell of Tallus.
There was also a putting contest with two finalists, Larry McKee and Dan Schaller. McKee won the $500 prize in the shoot-out with his closest to the hole 40’ putt, and said he now had “Guilt-free golf for a month!”
Also new this year was a Hole-in-One contest; potential prizes included a set of PING Irons, an iPad and, a new 2012 Toyota Prius. Sadly, no one was the winner—but the red Prius sitting in the shade at the Hole 18 tee inspired everyone to make a valiant effort!
Money from the Golf Classic goes toward supporting student scholarships, increasing cultural programming for the community and other educational support programs.
Next year’s tournament in already scheduled for Sept. 8, 2013, so save the date! –Press Release