It was a hot but beautiful day at The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay for The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Predicted showers held off for a few sprinkles as the last foursome was finishing their hole. This signature event is the club’s main fund-raising function, where all proceeds are used to support:
- Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative
- Habitat for Humanity – Sussex County
- Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club
- Long Neck Area Youth Programs and Organizations
- The Greater Long Neck Community with Projects and Programs to FosterGrowth and Improve Its Quality of Life
This year the tournament is projected to net approximately $24,000 from the event sponsors and 116 golfers.
The tournament included a $5,000 putting contest sponsored by Eric Blondin of State Farm Insurance. Long Neck Surnise Rotary Club incoming President, John Berner, won the initial $180 putting prize but failed by a fraction of an inch on the putt to win his share of the $5,000. First Place Team with a score of 57 for the scramble-style tournament play included Steve Grossman/Chris Mancini, Austin Auen, Dan Vanda and Lisa Grossman. This team represented Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club and therefore also won the Traveling Trophy for the Number One Rotary Team.
On-course competitions include Four “Holes in One“ sponsored by Terry Megee of Megee Motors with no winners this year. The day was capped by a gourmet dinner at the Peninsula. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for June 11, 2020.