A New Twist for Steady South Florida Golf Event
Some things never change, and sometimes that’s a good thing. An independent charity golf tournament to benefit TPRF is fast becoming a permanent fixture on the South Florida event calendar. This year, the fifth edition of the annual golf tournament occurred at the rolling hills of Hillcrest Country Club, Hollywood, Florida, in February.
The highly successful event did not go off without its share of drama, Elliot Galanter, one of the tournament organizers reported. The pundits predicted a day of dreary rain for the event. Instead, fortune smiled with a mild and balmy day. A fine drizzle of rain fell only after the dinner event to cool off a vigorous day of fun and fundraising.
This year, the organizers decided to schedule the event on a Saturday to make it easier for participants to play golf during the day and attend the dinner at night. The turnout and financial results of the event set new records.
Fifty-six golfers enjoyed a four-ball scramble format on one of the finest public golf courses in the area. A hundred and twelve people attended the buffet dinner. The golf tournament and dinner raised $18,000 for TPRF after expenses.
Elliot Galanter and his team won the scramble for the second year in a row. Elliot said that he will try very hard not to win again for at least the next few years, considering the fact that he is one of the organizers.
The dinner featured a ten-minute video called the Food for People Story and a segment on Prem Rawat and his message of peace. Daya Rawat sang several songs accompanied by new age musician and recording artist John Adorney.
John and Daya made the trip from California to perform on Saturday and again at a special concert the following day held at the Newport Beachside Resort in Miami Beach. Perhaps this unique two-day format will become the new norm.