With the abundance of golf tournaments offered around Chesapeake Bay, an avid golfer could sign up for one for every week of the season.
While that’s great for golf fans, it presents a challenge to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Golf Committee. And it’s a challenge they get better at every year. This year, a long list of sponsors and more than 220 golfers helped raise around $144,000 for the nonprofit that serves Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, $6,000 more than last year. And more than seven times what was earned 16 years ago.
No doubt the venue and a day filled with food, drinks and giveaways helped to make the day another record breaker. Held Oct. 4 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, the tournament offered foursomes goodie bags brimming with gifts and hospitality that began with an omelet bar in the morning, oysters and shrimp with grilled lunch at the turn and an awards banquet to cap off the day.
The winning teams for the group playing the River Course were Rich Hofstetter, Steven and Challie Samaras and Jen Pakula in first place; Brian Gibbons, Austin Groves, Roger London and Jim Euler in second place; and Bob Zupko, Josh Eure, Gio Nucci and Jim Kreckle in third place. The winning teams for the group playing the Lake Course were Rodney and Ryan Thompson, Robert Pohland, Norm Collins in first place; Bill Costa, Joe and John Piptone and Tim Whelan in second place; and Bob Kendrick, Dick Barto, Jeff Rigling, Paul Jacob in third place.
The presenting sponsors were First National Bank and All Green Management, Inc., with co-sponsor Carpet and Wood Floor Liquidators.