Sunday, November 28, 2021

Center for the Arts Golf Tournament

Curt Koon, John Dougherty, Vip Grover and Jacquie Koon

Curt Koon, John Dougherty, Vip Grover and Jacquie Koon


The Marco Island Center for the Arts held its Third Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday October 31, 2015 at Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club. With a shotgun start at 8:30 AM, the players swung away, with many successfully hitting balls from tee to fairway and even from fairway to green. Getting the ball in the hole proved a challenge for many, but everyone enjoyed a hearty lunch and a few good laughs at what proved to be a perfect day for golf. The tournament included 112 golfers playing for the education programs

Bruce Robertson and Mary Vertin

Bruce Robertson and Mary Vertin

of Marco Island Center for the Arts, with a few playing to “win.”

Tournament organizers had rounded up 45 fabulous raffle items, for which raffle tickets were drawn. A live auction included a 2014 U.S. Open pin flag signed by Jason Day, Natalie Gulbis, Peter Jacobsen, Nancy Lopez, Johnny Miller, Mark O’Meara and Annika Sorenstam. Two hole-in-ones were sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Naples and Dodge Chrysler Jeep, and to their great relief nobody took home a new car. The event was sponsored by Collier Seawall and Dock, LLC and Sparkle Carpet Cleaning.

The tournament used

Aris and Joanna Petropoulos

Aris and Joanna Petropoulos

the best ball format. At the conclusion of play, best ball winners included:

First Place: John Dougherty, Justin Hanna, Jessica Paulmann and Jamey Nassef.

Second Place: Jim McGregor, Reilly McGregor, Stephen Pahr and Zack Luektmeyer.

Third Place: Brian Gilmore, Michael Gilmore, Edward Figaro and John LeRoy.

First Place, Ladies Only: Leslie Bell, Susan Miller, Elaine Gustaveson and Audrey Robinson.

Aris Petropoulos, chairman of the event, said the tournament raised just over $19,000 for the Center’s education programs and will be even bigger and better next year.

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