Rotary Club of Scottsdale hosts memorial golf tourney

From left, Rotarian Paul Critchfield and Club President Mary Blank welcom PGA-professional Billy Mayfair as keynote speaker to Golf Tournament dinner attendees.

From left, Rotarian Paul Critchfield and Club President Mary Blank welcome PGA-professional Billy Mayfair as keynote speaker to Golf Tournament dinner attendees.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently held its 2016 Annual Ed Adler Memorial Golf Tournament recently at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

Ken Brown, golf committee chair, along with the club’s golf committee started planning the fundraiser event immediately after its October 2015 event. Since its inception, all proceeds from the event are directed toward the club’s foundation in which “every cent earned at the golf outing” is awarded in scholarships to local graduating high school students.

In June 2016, over $80,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving students.

The day included box lunch, goody bags, mulligan options, 18 holes of golf, hole event contests, putting contest, evening reception, served dinner, silent auction and awards. Keynote speaker was Billy Mayfair, five-time PGA winner, ASU graduate and Scottsdale resident.

2017 Golf Tournament Chair Richard Signeski, left, accepts the golf committee chairmanship from Ken Brown, golf tournament chair for the past 15 years.

2017 Golf Tournament Chair Richard Signeski, left, accepts the golf committee chairmanship from Ken Brown, golf tournament chair for the past 15 years.

Prizes awarded included:

Winning first-place golf team: Brett Anger, Justin Gellham, Doug Baughman and Brandon Cox; second-place golf team: Darin Shabesta, Adam Mosbach, Brian Crockett and Jeff Miksta; Closest to pin winners: Bobby Phelps and Louise Simpson; Longest drive winners: Mike Mostrom and Andy Walker; Putting contest winner: Scott Miller.

Club President Mary Blank expressed appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the golf committee and to everyone who supported the golf tournament through volunteering, donations and/or participation in the event activities.

Richard Signeski, chair of the 2017 Golf Tournament, is ready to begin planning for the 2017 event. To learn more about Rotary Club of Scottsdale membership, programs and community service projects, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

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