Jun 292015

The 26th Annual United States Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians National Championship tournament was hosted on May 16-20, 2015 by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island – Sunset and played on the Oyster Reef, Palmetto Cupp and Palmetto Hall courses. Players from California to New York and Canada to Florida participated in addition to one player from Germany.    The Sonesta Resort was the host facility for all hospitality and feature activities.  Non-golfer tours were offered during the event each day.  DG Jimmie Williamson and DGE Sandy Brooks both addressed the participants during the opening ceremonies.   Larry Newman, Celebration, FL scored the first ever hole in one on day 2 on the Robert Cupp course.  Rich Lytle, Hot Springs Village, AR repeated as the Individual Champion and teamed with Peter A. Towne, Hilton Head Island, SC for the Team first place, net points.  Ed Dowaschinski served as the tournament Director.  All of the tournament events were served extremely well by a very active committee of Sunset members and volunteers as evidenced by the outstanding feedback from many participants, i.e. “the best ever National Rotary tournament”.   The 27th Annual USGFR National tournament will be hosted by Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, September 24-28, 2016.     Picture ( l-r)  Rich Lytle and Peter A. Towne

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