The Arc of Alachua County added 7 new photos.
As the sun began to lower in the western Gainesville sky, and the last few foursomes tried their best to hit a hole-on-one to win that gorgeous new Harley from Gainesville Harley-Davidson, and players took aim at a new putter for hitting the longest putt on the No. 18 at Haile, the 2017 Bob Rose Golf Scramble got down to tallying up team scores and handing out cash awards to the players on our top three foursomes.
The competition was fierce for the championship of this year's competition. In fact, in the final analysis, only 2 shots would separate our top 3 teams.
In THIRD place, with a score of 54, the foursome of: Tom Rothrock, Will McClave, Jim McClave, and Nick Gilliam. In SECOND place, with a score of 53, the team of David Kidd, Chris Almond, S. Crawford, and Brooks Morrell. And, finally, congratulations to our winning foursome, with a score of 52, the team of Stephen Tanner, Patrick Jenkins, Chris Bell and Sean McNeill. They are seen in the photo below with Haile Club Pro Kyle Caudill as each member of the team receives his cash prize of $100.
All in all, we raised a lot more money for the Arc of Alachua County yesterday, exploding the $50,000 barrier! Our Live Auction was a real hoot. Golfers enjoyed oysters and burgers from the Loosey's gang as they bid on everything from a genuine leather Harley motorcycle jacket (won on a $500 bid from Arc Executive Director Mark Swain) to the Wheelbarrow of Heaven filled with top shelf liquor and wine (won on a $700 bid by Billy Carreras of Florida Food Service).
Truly a spectacular day for The Arc and our clients with developmental disabilities. It was a victory for all the golfers, all the donors, all the vendors, all the volunteers, all the Arc clients, and all the people in this awesome Gainesville & Alachua County Community who prove each day that they care more for others than for themselves.
P.S. The beautiful Harley motorcycle was quietly rolled back to the showroom as no one hit a hole-in-one on No. 8. Oh well, there's always next year!