Ahh, golf! To a golfer, this simple word brings to mind four hours of drama, joy and frustration topped-off with a frothy-cold beer to review the best and worst shots of the day. That pretty much describes Saturday, May 10th. The Life West community took advantage of the beautiful weather and celebrated 31 years of golf classics with 109 faculty, staff, students, alumni, sponsors and friends of the college.
The event attracted golfers from near and far. Jeff Spellmeyer, who is one of Life West’s earliest graduates, visited from New Zealand. Spellmeyer was a participant in the college’s 1983 inaugural event. He joined 29 students and 79 other golfers for this year’s scramble event.
The day ended with a six-team tie for the Atlas-Flight, first place award. A card play-off awarded the win to David Kong, a 2002 graduate and his team from Lake Merced Country Club in San Francisco. Two dozen additional awards and acknowledgements went to the top three places in two flights for lowest score, closest-to-the-pin on all par 3s, and long drive for men and women under and over fifty years old.
The day ended with a chef-cooked burger-fest and prize raffle. Many who stayed for the party were rewarded with golf clubs, golf bags, wine and other prizes when their numbers were drawn.
Mark your calendar for next year’s tournament, May 9, 2015. We promise another great day of fellowship and fun with the world’s most friendly golfers, gifted students and alumni, and generous friends, sponsors and families.