(Naples, FL, February 9, 2018) On Monday, January 29, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center hosted its inaugural Horsin’ a Round Golf Classic on the fairways at Quail West Golf & Country Club in Naples, FL. 18 foursomes participated, raising more than $25,000 for equine-assisted therapies for people with special needs and disabilities.
The event was a success thanks to the generous golfers, Blue Ribbon sponsor: The Grifferty Realty Group of John R Wood Properties and Red Ribbon sponsors: Stock Development, House of Flyte Aerial Studio, Naples Trust Company, Robert Daggett of Premiere Plus Realty, and Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mezzalingua. The following committee members led the charge for this inaugural tournament: Bob Daggett (co-chair), George Jacobs (co-chair), John Kinkead, Bill McDermond, and Sis Van Dorn.
“Naples is the home of many charity golf tournaments. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the volunteer committee, so far, the tournament has exceeded our goals and expectations, financially and in meeting so many new supporters of NTRC. With so many competing charity tournaments, we are thrilled with the support NTRC received in this inaugural event,” commented Missy Saracino Lamont, Executive Director of Naples Therapeutic Riding Center.
Tournament golfers competed in longest putt, longest drive, and closest to the hole challenges throughout the afternoon. The hole in one challenge featured an all expense trip for two to the Masters.
“We’re looking forward to next year’s tournament. The feedback on the event left us certain that we’ll be horsin’ a round of golf again, next Spring. Quail West served as a terrific host, and all of the golfers were delighted to play there,” said Sis Van Dorn, committee member.
OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Men’s 1ST Place Team: Evans (Evans, Watko, Fortier, Chapman)
Men’s 2ND Place Team: Stock Development (Cowgill, Riera, Lynn, Sniffen)
Men’s 3RD Place Team: Azar (Azar, Sansone, Ferguson, Trulaske)
Mixed Flight 1ST Place Team: Malenick (Malenick, Glase, Glase, Glase)
Mixed Flight 2ND Place Team: Johns (Johns, Kinkaid, Butts)
Mixed Flight 3RD Place Team: House of Flyte (Kochenour, Kochenour, Fredenburg, Kiela)
Low Gross Team: Naples Trust (Cairns, Bytnar, Krause, Port)
Longest Putt – Jim Yoder
Longest Drive – Doug Reed
Closest to the Hole – Josh Sniffen 3’ 1”
Closest to the Hole – Rich Cowgill 11’ 10”
Closest to the Hole – Kevin Cairns 12’ 4″