METAIRIE, La. – Gulf States PGA members and amateur golfers committed to playing 100 holes of golf during the Section’s fundraising event, “100 Holes for History” presented by Nike and New Orleans Audi, at Audubon Park Golf Course in New Orleans, La. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The event was held to raise money for the establishment of a permanent site for the Gulf States Section PGA Hall of Fame and Section office.
“It’s been a lot fun to play in this event the past four years,” said J.T. Crawford, GSPGA Louisiana Chapter President and PGA Head Professional at New Orleans Country Club. “To play five and a half rounds of golf averaging an hour and ten minutes per round with other PGA Professionals and amateurs alike who realize how important the Bayou District Foundation has been to the rebirth of New Orleans is really special. To date we have raised an excess of $150,000.”
Fourteen players participated this year, raising over $54,000 which will continue to fund the research, development and construction of the future home of the Section’s Hall of Fame Museum and office.
This event always produces some notable achievements and our 2014 event did not disappoint. J.T. Crawford impressed the field with his hole in one on the eleventh hole. Thomas Wartelle, PGA of the Jackson Kearney Group led in number of birdies recorded with 44. First to finish were Gulf States PGA Tournament Director Brandon Roll & Todd McPherson of PricewaterhouseCoopers who sped through the holes in approximately six hours and 10 minutes. Gavin Vegas, assistant professional at New Orleans Country Club, claimed the honors of closest to the hole & longest drive.