Rotary Club of Scottsdale hosts annual golf tournament

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently held its 2015 Annual Ed Adler Memorial Golf Tournament at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

From left, the first-place winning team of Joey Synder, Bob Roth and Jason Gard.

From left, the first-place winning team of Joey Synder, Bob Roth and Jason Gard.

Co-chairs Ken Brown and Paula Dudley along with the club’s Golf Committee started planning the fundraiser event immediately after its October 2014 event. Since its inception, all proceeds from the event are directed towards 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 of 2015, over $65,000 in scholarships was awarded to deserving students.

From left, the second-place team of Adam Eggebrecht, Brant Serchen, Zach Cates and Tim Baughman.

From left, the second-place team of Adam Eggebrecht, Brant Serchen, Zach Cates and Tim Baughman.

The day included box lunch, goody bags, mulligan options, 1 p.m. shotgun start, 18 holes of golf, hole and event contests, putting contest, evening reception, served dinner, silent auction, awards, and keynote motivational speaker Coach John Avianantos.

Capturing first place was the team of Bob Roth, Joey Synder and Jason Gard; second place was Tim Baughman, Adam Eggebrecht, Zach Cates and Brant Serchen.

Closest to pin winners were Gary Klein and Corey Moss; Longest drive winners: Laura Paynich and Brant Serchen; Putting contest winner: Jason Gard.

Event Co-chairs Paula Dudley and Ken Brown welcoming golfers and guests.

Event Co-chairs Paula Dudley and Ken Brown welcoming golfers and guests.

At a recent club meeting, Club President Max Rumbaugh 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.

Paula Dudley, chair of the 2016 Golf Tournament, has already begun plans for the 2016 event. To learn more about Rotary Club of Scottsdale membership, programs and community service projects visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

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