Tournament raised over $5,000

Well, Santa, with Coastal Community Associations help, threw a great Jingle Bell Tournament at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Sunday to raise funds for the Sheriff’s Toy Drive, raising almost $5,000 for the day. After all our bad rainy, winter weather, it was still raw bone cold for we Southerners. Our golfing elves braved the cold and showed up to have fun and do good at the same time.

First place was taken by Al Harrison, second by James Terry, and third by Rex Buzzett.

Ethel Bardsley had the lowest score for women and Lissa Dulaney won the prize for having the most fun and getting her money’s worth.

There were prizes on every hole, some dubious and not for golfing bragging rights, but they make for a “fun game” with lots of winners.

Hole 1, closest the jingle bells in the sand trap was Bud Campbell.

Hole 2, longest drive for men not in the fairway was Boyd Bulger.

Hole 3, closest to the jingle bells off the back of the green at Penelope’s Sand Trap, no one would claim.

Hole 4, hole-in-one or closest to the pin was Tom Bailey.

Hole 5, closest to the jingle bells by the water (can be in the water) was Carol Anderson.

Hole 6, closest to the jingle bells on top of the hill by the green was Jerry Prazer.

Hole 7, hole-in-one or closest to the pin was Mel Magidson.

Hole 8, closest to the jingle bells by the water (can be in the water) was Penelope Evanoff.

Hole 9, closest to the jingle bells in the middle of the fairway was Rex Buzzett.

Hole 10, closest to the jingle bells by the water was Gary Pridgen.

Hole 11, closest to the jingle bells by the water (can be in the water) was Darla Kilgor.

Hole 12, hole-in-one or closest to the pin was Robert Branch.

Hole 13, closest to the jingle bells in the water to right of green was Jim Simmons.

Hole 14, in the sand trap by the water was Ethel Bardsley.

Hole 15, hole-in-one or closest to the pin was Robby Johnson.

Hole 16, longest drive for women not in the fairway was Penelope Evanoff.

Hole 17, closest to the jingle bells off the back of the green was Lissa Dulaney.

Hole 18, closest to the jingle bells in the woods was Kathy Brantley.

The great prizes for the holes and door prizes were donated by our generous merchants in Gulf County so all monies raised went to the Toy Drive, and on top of that all the winners of cash prizes gave their prize money back.

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the Jingle Bell Tournament happen and to all the good citizen golfers who came out for the day.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and every child will have their Christmas Wish under their tree Christmas morning.