1st Annual Howl-In-One

Submitted by Bob Giffin

Special thanks to the Third Thursday Thieves whose participation made KOYT’s 1ST ANNUAL HOWL-IN-ONE GOLF TOURNAMENT a resounding success. The community of Anza including our local businesses raised funds for your nonprofit community radio station through their sponsorships of the golf holes. We want to thank the following hole sponsors: Heritage Well Services, Napa Auto Parts, Thomas Mountain Ranch, Cahuilla Mountain Market, Valley Auto, The Pizza Factory, Anza Valley Pharmacy, Overland Realty, Grassroots Hydroponics, Beach Stanton Insurance, ERA Real Estate, The Mead Family, Major & Harley, Sass Plumbing Company, and Corner Escrow. Prizes were provided by several individuals and Anza Valley Hardware.
Out on the golf course at Warner Springs Ranch Resort we had great weather except for a bit of wind. The course was in great shape with a couple of greens under repair. No one made a Howl-In-One on Hole #12 to collect the $10,000 prize money but Linda Braiden made a valiant effort by being closest to the pin on the hole. The other Closest to the Pin winners were at Hole #5 won by Jim Slater, Hole #15 won by Sherri Little and Hole #7 – Men’s won by Richard Del Castillo and the Ladies’ won by Jackie Del Castillo; both collected Gift Certificates for Thanksgiving Turkeys – Do you think they bought two birds? The Dynamic Duo of Jackie and Richard Del Castillo both took honors as the longest drives on Hole #6 Ladies and Men respectively – It is obviously marriage related!
This was a scrambles tournament so it was team scores that counted. We had 6 teams in our inaugural event. The Teams were aptly named the: Pink Turkeys, Spice Girls, Turkey Trotters, Hacking Turkeys, Roasted Birds and the Broken Wings. My team, the Broken Wings played accordingly by pulling up the rear with broken somethings. Trophies were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. 3rd place went to the Spice Girls consisting of Linda Braden, Linda Emmerson, Rhonda King, and Alice Lopez with a score of 72. The Turkey Trotters, consisting of Mike Sebastian, Richard Mead, Dick Del Castillo, and Jackie Del Castillo, finished 2nd, turning in a 66. The 1st place Trophies went to The Pink Turkeys who pulled off a one stroke victory with a 65. The members of the 1st place winning team were Greg Stigall, Tom Bullis, Sherri Little and Alice Lopez.
Congratulations and big thanks to all the winners, participants and donors. We hope to see you all back next year in November for the 2nd annual KOYT Howl-In-One Golf Tournament. Happy Holidays to all and don’t forget to listen to KOYT Koyote Radio at 96.3 FM when in Anza or stream us anywhere at www.963koyt.org. For further information about KOYT email info@963koyt.org or call (951) 763-KOYT (5698).

1st Place Trophy Winners “The Pink Turkeys”
2nd Place Trophy Winners “The Turkey Trotters”
3rd Place Trophy Winners ” The Spice Girls”
A lovely day to golf at Warner Springs Ranch Resort

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