Record set at MIM’s Swing Along Tourney |

Record set at MIM’s Swing Along Tourney

A fun-loving field of golfers took to the Lake Wildwood links July 27 for the 22nd annual Music in the Mountains Swing Along Golf Tourney.

The course was in excellent condition which probably contributed to the low scores.

Setting a new course record for the event was the mens team of Kevin Nelson, Larry Messer, John Vogel and Bob Riopel with a net score of 52. That bested the previous record of 52.4 set two years prior.

In the womens flight the team of Barbara Law, Keri Julian, Chris Martin and Kelly Mullaly led the pack. The mixed flight’s top team was Peggy Laird, Jon Heinson, Dennis and Judy Armstrong.

After play, players, family and friends enjoyed the awards banquet held in the “temporary” Wildwood Clubhouse. In addition to the banquet, golfers and guests had the opportunity to bid on some fantastic prizes donated by local merchants, organizations and individuals.

Chair of this event was Ginny Riffey who assembled, and led, a small army of volunteers in putting this event together. Events of the day included the always exciting ball drop where buckets of balls were dropped from Tim The Tree Man’s high lift rig. Balls owned by Bambi Flanigan and Bob Kline found the hole and they shared the $1,000 prize.

Golfers had a chance to win a new Chevrolet vehicle on hole No. 3 but with no hole in one, it went back to the sponsoring dealership, Gold Rush Chevrolet. There was also a chance to win a new golf cart on No. 11, sponsored by Nick’s Custom Golf Carts, but no winner there either.

To add to the fun, golfers enjoyed complimentary beverages including beer, water and sodas donated by Nor-Cal Beverages, Holiday Market and Tri-counties Bank. They also enjoyed ice cream treats courtesy of Lazy Dog.

Music in the Mountains extends a heartfelt thanks to event sponsors Tri-Counties Bank, Penn Valley Rotary, Sierra View Medical Eye, Inc, to Gold Rush Chevrolet and Nick’s Custom Golf Carts, and to the many merchants and individuals who contributed prizes, sponsored events, provided their time and talents and helped make this tournament a success.

Proceeds of this tournament go to support Music in the Mountains and their various programs, including concerts of excellent classical music, support of music in our local school classrooms and support for those pursuing a career in music.

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