Charities were once again the big winners in Melville’s Annual Charity Hole-In-One Golf Tournament held Saturday.
“The main purpose of the event is to support the charities -- prizes are secondary,” says tournament committee member Jim Schmidt.
There were 110 golfers who laced up their spikes or at least grabbed their clubs to enter and make this year’s event another successful one.
“The numbers aren’t all in yet, but we should end up raising similar a similar number to what we came up with last year,” says Schmidt.
Despite some wet weather prior to the event and rain in the forecast, players competed for prizes and cash.
“I think it went really well,” says Schmidt, member of the committee in charge of organizing the event which features a par three format.
“The weather turned around and co-operated and everybody had a good time – it was a success.”
The profits from the tournament are spread among three benefactors: Melville Community Works, St. Paul Lutheran Home and the Melville Golf Course. Texas Scramble winners for the event, firing a sizzling 48, were Shane Webster, Brandon Peet, Mark Hanson and Darrell Webster.