Some yelled “Fore” while others exclaimed “Duck!” but in the end, 62 golfers of varying skill levels participated in the California Autobody Association East Bay Chapter’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord, Calif. on a sunny Saturday, July 30th.
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Followed by a great dinner and raffle prize giveaways galore, East Bay CAA members and their friends played 18 holes while enjoying a rare day of good weather. Matt Patterson from Airbagservice.com won the grand prize, a beautiful deluxe BBQ with all the bells and whistles that was donated by Hertz.
If you haven’t played in a tournament like this and you’re not familiar with how these events go, here are three valuable tips: First rule: Always bring a ringer (or two). Second rule: Fudge your score (it’s not cheating unless you get caught and everyone else does it!) and Three: Have fun and don’t get too competitive (a rule many serious golfers always forget.)
Lisa Daves, the East Bay CAA chapter’s president was thrilled to see a great turnout for the tournament.
“We raised a lot of money for our scholarship pool and everyone had an outstanding time,” she said. “I’d like to thank all of the volunteers and the companies that donated raffle prizes. It’s amazing to think that this tournament has been going for a quarter century now without interruption and it shows that we’re a strong chapter supported by our membership and people in this industry who care.”
Here is the list of the winners:
1st Place Team: Gary Phillips, Jim Ryan, Mike Reichmuth and Guy Weirich
2nd Place Team: Kevin Miller, Mike Foley, Dennis Manzer and Rick Stucken
3rd Place Team: Chris Martinez, Rick Ranger, Jim Weins and Brian Hales
Closest to Pin #4: Kevin Miller (2’ 3”)
Closest to Pin #13: Frank Imburgio (9’ 11”)
Closest to Pin #17: Sonny Gonzales (8’ 5”)
Winner-Putting Contest: Jerry Manzer (28”)
Longest Drive: Randi Seuferer