Gulf States PGA & Bayou District Foundation partner to raise $50,000 through 2013 ‘100 Holes for History’ competition
Nike Golf, Hyundai of Metairie, New Orleans Audi & Toyota of Slidell sponsor
New Orleans, LA- The Gulf States Section of the PGA of America completed its 3rd ‘100 Holes for History’ golf completion at Audubon Golf Club September 3rd, 2013. Twelve PGA section members and six amateur players played an aggregate 1800 holes of golf over seven hours at the 4 star rated public golf facility. Competitors raised money via pledges per hole played. All competitors completed 100 holes in 100 degree heat index conditions.
Acme Oyster House, Hilton Riverside, Pepsi Co, and Crescent Crown Distributing also contributed to the event.
‘100 Holes for History’ supports the PGA Gulf States section effort to build a permanent golf museum within proposed new clubhouse facility at historic City Park in New Orleans. Monies will also go toward the creation of permanent office space for the Section to replace facilities damaged in Hurricane Katrina.
“Our ‘100 Holes for History’ golf event has proven to be a hit with our section members and some of our top corporate and philanthropic partners’ said Gulf States Section Executive Director Robert Brown. ‘ It is a unique event that allows amateur players to compete in a section event for the good of the game in our region.’
Donated dollars are managed by the nonprofit Bayou District Foundation, a New Orleans based 501c3. ‘Our partnership with the Gulf States PGA has been an exciting one as we seek to expose our placed based redevelopment model to new audiences.’ said Bayou District Foundation Chairman of the Board Gerry Barousse Jr.
Competition winners included: Most pledges – Gerry Barousse Jr., Long Drive – David Marchand, Closest to the hole – Kasey Dorr, Fastest group – Clayton Wood and Paul Norman, Most Birdies/Eagles – Thomas Wartelle. Wartelle made an astounding 44 birdies and two eagles.
The 4th 100 Holes for History event is tentatively scheduled for September 2, 2014.