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Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic PDF Print E-mail



Hobe Sound, Florida - Nearly nine months since baseball Hall Of Famer Gary Carter past away,

the event that meant so much to him carried on . . . it was a unanimous decision by all involved to

move ahead with the Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic (That's what Gary Carter would have wanted

. . . and the cause way too important).The 2012 edition was hosted this year by Champion's Tour

Golfer Larry Laoretti and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, first with a fund raiser at The Bear's Club

and the following day at The Medalist Club.The money raised at the event helps families of the

Treasure Coast who are dealing with children who have cancer.


In memory of Carter, the event trophy is now named in his honor, and this years Fore Kids Golf

Classic was dedicated to his memory.Many of the celebrities on hand spoke from the heart about

the man they knew as "Kid".


Dana Quigley:“The charity is terrific, sure, and means a lot, but sometimes you play in outings

like this because of the guys who are running it, anything I can do for Gary Carter, I’ll do.”


Tico Torres: "I knew of Gary, and I know how many people loved and appreciated him, and still do.”


Tommy Hutton: “The dedication of this year’s tournament to Gary is just great. It’s wonderful, and

to have his name on the trophy in perpetuity is a way of giving back a little bit to him for all the

giving he did during his life.”


Larry Laoretti: “Nobody who ever knew Gary will forget him or the charity work he did, it’s been

different without him, but it’s been nice thinking the last few weeks about all the fun we had doing

this together over the years.”


At the pre-tournament pairings party and auction on Sunday night at the Bear's Club, $80,000 was

raised for the charity (that has now raised 1.5 million since 1999).


Photos from the event:


The Golden Bear and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres at the Bear's Club pre-tournament function





Teaching legend Bob Toski can still stripe it at 86 years young.





PGA Pro Ken Duke and his group putt out on the 1st hole at the Meadlist Club.





A Caddie looks on as his player tees off on the eighth hole at the Medalist Club.



To learn more about Celebrities Fore Kids :





Isleworth Collegiate Invitational PDF Print E-mail



Covering a golf event is not a bad way to spend a day, in fact I'm sure most people would trade

their everyday job to walk in beautiful surroundings and watch talented people play the fine

game of golf.Isleworth, the home to many tour pros (and was the home club to some guy named

Tiger for 15 years), is one of those places that you really look forward to visiting (especially this

time of year), whether it be the Tavistock Cup or the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.This 54

hole event included the nations top 15 teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Augusta State, Central

Florida, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, New Mexico, North Florida, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech,

Vanderbilt and the #1 ranked California Bears.


The University of California came a long way to Orlando for the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational,

and left with a perfect 5-0 record in the fall, the cross country streak started at the Gopher

Invitational in Minnesota, then they tied for first in Atlanta at the Ping/Golfweek Preview, next

was the Pac12 Preview in Oregon, followed by the Bears home event, a 20 stroke rout at the

Alister Mackenzie Invitational.


The Cal Bears celebrate their perfect 5-0 fall record at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.



The Bears trailed New Mexico by five strokes during the final round but they pulled out the

victory by two shots, being led by individual champion Michael Kim who finished at -4 (67-

72-73).The Bears finished the week at +4 =868, for sophomore Kim it was his first college


New Mexico's James Erkenbeck (72-70-71) and last years collegiate player of the

year, Alabama's Justin Thomas (73-70-70) finished 2nd one shot back.


Texas Sophomore Jordan Spieth finished 5th.


Photos from Isleworth:


Jordan Spieth stripes a shot into the 16th hole that rattles the stick during the first round.





The large fairway bunker that hugs the corner on the dogleg right 18th at Isleworth.





A closer view of the approach on the 18th





The tips at Isleworth are 7,544 yards, named after their famous member who won 14 majors

while living at Isleworth.




The 1st tee at Isleworth




The trophies on display behind the first tee.




For results and more info on the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational click the link below:



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