Easter Bunny Tournament raises funds for Easter baskets

The Easter Bunny Tournament
Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 09:02 AM.

The Easter Bunny Tournament at St Joseph Bay Golf Club was a huge success, raising over 20 baskets and $780, which will also be used to purchase Easter Baskets and Stuffed Easter toys.  The weather turned out nice after a cold snap and players thoroughly enjoyed the day.  The Tournament was sponsored by Coastal Community Association, Gulf 2 Bay Construction, Penelope’s Pet Stop and was the kickoff for the Easter Basket and Food Drive for the Gulf County Sheriff’s Department.  Deranged March Hares were brought in to run the tournament with prizes on every hole and cash prizes for first, second and third place.

Since the tournament was individual play with handicap, anyone could win.  In fact the winner had one of the highest handicaps, while second place was taken by one of the lowest handicap.   Players came from Bay, Franklin and Gulf Counties.

First place winner was Debbie Ashbrook; second place was taken by Hershel Neal, and coming in third was David Strampe. 

And for the prizes for the individual holes-which is what the March Hares were brought in to arrange.

Closest to the Easter Egg in the sand trap –Faye Chadbourne; Longest drive for men-Andrew Rowell; Closest to Easter Egg near Penelope’s Sand Trap-Mike Harrison; Closest to the Hole-Hershel Neal; Closest to Easter Egg on the right -can be in the water-Sandra Frame; Closest to Easter Egg on hill to left of green-Sandra Frame; Closest to the hole-Al Harrison; Closest to Easter Egg -can be in water-Denise Allen; Closest to Easter Egg in middle of fairway-Larry Mathes;

Closest to Easter Egg on peninsula to right of green-Wendy Strampe; Closest to Easter Egg  at corner left water -can be in water-Denise Allen; Closest to the Hole-Sandra Frame; Closest to Easter Egg  at water on right-can be in water-Jake Jacobs; Closest to Easter Egg in sand trap-must be in sand-Jim Simmons; Closest to the Hole-Jake Jacobs; Longest  drive for women-Denise Allen; Closest to Easter Egg behind green-must be off green-John Bernal; Closest to Easter Egg -must be in the rough or woods-Al Harrison.

Prize donors for the individual holes were St Joe Shrimp Company, Sunset Coastal Grill, The Blue Parrot, St Joseph’s Bay Golf Club, and Smiley’s Car Detailing.  We appreciate all the community support to help less fortunate Gulf County residents have a great Easter. 



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