Tampa Prep Golf Outing
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Tampa Prep Golf Outing. Missed the tournament? Read a recap of the event below. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event in Fall 2016!
Saturday, October 24, Saddlebrook Resort opened its course to the Terrapins for the annual Tampa Prep Golf Outing. Eighty-four golfers enjoyed a fun day out on the course. The weather could not have been more beautiful for a golf tournament with the sun shining and a small breeze cooling off the players and volunteers. Tampa Prep was excited to host tournament sponsors and guests to an evening reception on Friday to show our appreciation for their generous support of this great event. Sponsors were able to meet new members of the Development Office while enjoying each other's company. Upon arrival on Saturday, golfers had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to support the Annual Fund - prizes included tickets to a Lightning game, diamond earrings, a fishing charter and many more exclusive prizes. After checking in, each golfer was given a goodie bag filled with a Terrapin golf towel, snacks, an adult beverage, sunscreen and a koozie!
Before the 1 p.m. shotgun start, Ron '83 and Bud Meadows '85 led a group of Tampa Prep alumni and students in the traditional "Give a Yell" cheer to pump up the golfers before the day's events. After the shotgun start, foursomes headed to their assigned hole to begin the tournament! While golfing, players were given complimentary cigars and beverages by members of the Development Office and volunteers. Throughout the day, golfers competed in the Longest Drive and the Closest to the Terrapin competitions. While on the course, foursomes had the opportunity to get their pictures taken with the Tampa Prep Mascot, Earnest, for a fun keepsake from the tournament.
After each foursome completed the course, they headed to the Lagoon Pavilion where they were welcomed with a copy of their foursome's picture on the course! Golfers enjoyed a BBQ dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salad and potato chips with cake pops for dessert. After dinner is when the fun began! Mr. Kevin Plummer took to the stage to announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place foursomes. Before announcing the overall wins, he announced the male and female winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Terrapin Competitions. Congratulations to Jim Canale for winning the Men's Closest to the Terrapin and Matt Petry for winning Men's Longest Drive. Congratulations to Irene Lukasik for winning both the Women's Longest Drive and Closest to the Terrapin!
Next, Mr. Plummer went on to congratulate the teams in the top spots! Congratulations to our first place winners Paul Whiting Jr. '86, Eric Snow, David Hull and Marc Carter, Devin Cahn, Gail Selby, Charles Murphy and Mike Turpin for placing 2nd and Dan Honegger, Gary Langton, Doug Nguyen and Tom Tran for placing 3rd! To view all of the pictures from the Tampa Prep Golf Outing, check out the Facebook album!