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10th ‘One Hole Over the Pond’ to support veterans

By Staff | Mar 13, 2019

At left is one of the golfers competing in the “One Hole Over the Pond” contest. PHOTO PROVIDED

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 hosted its 10th Annual “One Hole Over The Pond” golf outing last week at the legion to raise funds to help and support local veterans.

“This has always been one of our most successful events,” former Auxiliary president Claudine Alvarez said. “It’s a great way to raise money for this very worthy cause that assists our veterans in many ways.”

For 10 years golfers and novices have turned out for a fun time. The golf outing ran from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The challenge is to drive the ball over the pond and the four winners are the four balls closest to the pin.

There was also a new putting event this year. The first ball is $5 and mulligans are $1.

While enjoying the golfing events, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and brats were available with salad sides. Music by High Tide kept the event in full swing throughout the afternoon.

The 2019 winners were 1st place, Mike Cover; 2nd place, Lynda Bond; 3rd place, Jim McCune; and 4th place, Jim Whaley.

Donors were Alden Pines, Coral Oaks, Cape Royale, Captain Jesse, Sea Tow, Tow Boat USA, B.B.Mann, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Laugh in Comedy, Tropical Hair, Heather J J Taylor Connie Cavanaugh, AARP, Ragged Ass, Old Fish House, Waterfront, Hooked Island Grill, Low Key Tiki Froggy’s, Mel’s Diner, Prawnbroker, Angles hair, Greenwells, Dr. Jeter, Micelli’s, ue Day spa, Lee Magical Pleasure,Pine Island pizza, Mango Tango tropical, Dr. Watson liquor, Winker House, The Matlacha Hookers. Riders, S.A.L., The American Legion, The Auxiliary, Issacson’s, Miller Lite, Joe Donkersloot, and Linda Mitchell.

“The weather was perfect, we had great food, great music and a great time,” Alvarez said. “The 10th anniversary One Shot for our Veterans could not have been better. I wish to thank all the players, spectators, volunteers and a special thanks to our donors.”