On January 10 the Rotary Club of Abaco held its 12th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament was held this year at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. Despite intermittent showers throughout the morning it was a fun atmosphere with golfers and volunteers enjoying the event. Sixteen golfers competed in the tournament. Four of the golfers were from Nassau.
As of press time the numbers had not been fully tallied, but the Club estimates that it raised roughly $7,000.
The Rotary Club of Abaco uses the money it raises from the Golf Tournament, and other fund raisers, to complete service projects in the community. Some projects are annual, such as the Christmas food parcels for the elderly and infirm, and some are one-time projects decided on by the Club, such as helping the Lowe Family of Spring City reconstruct their home. The Lowe House Project involves other community partners such as the Pilot Club and the Scurvy Few.
Unfortunately for the local Abaconian golfers, it was the Nassau crew that took home this year’s top trophy. Rotary District Governor Elect, Felix Stubbs, said with a smile that “Winning was worth the trip.”
The winning team also consisted of Marvin Bethel, Paul Major and Karl Kliem.
The Top Lady Golfer was Inga Kliem.
After the Tournament lunch was served for the golfers. Also throughout the morning the refreshment cart was driving the course delivering beverages to the players. The live auction proved popular as well, with the ladies Land bag receiving the most attention.
He runner-up team consisted of Frederik Gottlieb, Robert Pinder, Egon Schnabel and Marty Sawyer.