Yesterday we attended the 8th Annual John Massetti Golf Tournament at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville. Presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Guide Dogs of America (Hawgs for Dogs) and IAM Air Transport District 143, the tournament raises money to provide guide dogs free of charge to blind individuals.
The scramble event is well run and the weather was perfect. Our team played well, but could only make it as low as three-under before finishing with a 69 (-2). The winning team shot an incredible 57 (-14), but I did manage to win the men’s long putt on the ninth green (about 15 feet).
When I got home and opened the mail, I read a thank you letter from the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am. This really highlights for me the positive impact golf can make on society via charity events. While other programs seem to exist to make more money for golf companies, tournaments like Guide Dogs and the Tapemark Pro-Am truly make a difference in the world.
Golfing in Minnesota plans to provide enhanced coverage of charity events next year so more people will participate and support these wonderful causes. Have fun and help out at the same time…Originally published by DK on August 12, 2008 at 8:31 am