Golf Tournament

The annual golf tournament is TEAM’s primary fund raiser.  Its profits help offset the cost of office and administrative expenses and provide funding for other committee activities that are not self-funding.  

The tournament is held each year in memory of TEAM’s former Chief Operating Officer Judy Brentano.  The next tournament will be on March 24, 2018.


In its 12th year, it was held at the Saint Andrews South Golf Club in Punta Gorda on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The fee included cart, greens fees, continental breakfast, lunch, and great prizes for winning teams, best costumes, putting expertise, and more.  A nearly full field of 98 golfers, both serious and “recreational” competed in an 18-hole scramble format.  

A new “wine pull” fund-raising strategy was used this year, whereby tournament participants were invited to contribute $10 to pick a numbered wine cork at random from a basket of corks.  The cork’s number determined the bottle of wine “won” by the donor.   Over 60 bottles of donated wine were “pulled” via this method from their display on a great wine rack that Bob Bechtold (husband of Sherry Campbell) constructed for the tournament.    The “wine pull” fund raising strategy, using Bob’s rack and bottles that may be donated at upcoming TEAM Mixers, should help us raise additional funds for our many community projects as a “repeatable process” in the future.  
 
Some great prizes were donated again this year.   For example, each member of the winning foursomes in each of the tournament’s two “flights” won two tickets to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert this coming Fall, courtesy of TEAM’s great supporter and Charlotte Symphony board member Sherry Campbell.  
 
The real winner for the day, though, was TEAM’s organization.    Our annual operating budget depends heavily on the proceeds from the annual golf tournament.   This year the budget enjoyed an increase of over $11,000 thanks to the golf tournament.    
    
As we look ahead to next year, the date for the 2018 golf tournament has already been set.   It will be held again at Saint Andrews South on Saturday, March 24, 2018.   Any TEAM volunteers or other friends of TEAM interested in either serving on the Golf Committee or playing in next year’s tournament may contact Ed Bouton at ed.bouton@gmail.com.      
 

  

 
 

 

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