When you stage a charity golf tournament and offer chances to win golf carts and cars on select par threes, you normally don’t expect anyone to win. There are tremendous odds against it. An amateur golfer’s chance of shooting an ace is 12,500 to one. Happily, Dick Jakubowski (visiting snowbird from Nebraska) didn’t know that when he lined up his shot. And it didn’t stop Classi Golf Cars of Sun Lakes from awarding him a brand new 2016 Star Electric when his ball dropped into the fourth hole of Oakwood’s 170-yard Palms Course.
Tournament Chairman Don Bell said, “Without question, this was the finest golf tournament ever hosted by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. A record number of 152 golfers filled Oakwood’s three nine-hole courses (Palms, Lakes and Sonoran). A record number of 200 diners filled the banquet hall. And as a result, significant funds were raised for local and international charities supported by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.”
Major sponsors of the tournament were Coulter Motors, New Horizon Farms, Saba and Romanin Dental Associates, Sun Lakes Pest Control, Lexus of Chandler, Trust Bank, West USA Realty, Netzel Financial, Deborah Wiltse (State Farm), Arizona Sanitation Services (Sun Lakes Disposal) and the Kolb Team; 63 other firms were tee sponsors.
Overall winners of the tournament were the team of Rotarian Steve Stumpf, John Heffner, Henry (Pete) Petersen and Bob McLeod. This team won the trophy for the third time in five years.
The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes meets for breakfast every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. The meetings start at 7:00 a.m. and end promptly at 8:00 a.m. The cost of breakfast is $12. To make reservations for any meeting contact Rotarian Don Prestin at 480-802-0439. For Sun Lakes residents, if you want to know more, contact Charles Loew at 602-721-3680. SunBird residents should contact Walt Mills at 480-883-8007.