Our 2013 Tournament was a terrific mix of warm Fellowship, first class golf courses and outstanding accommodations. The Tournament was held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort in Indian Wells, California.
We raise our cups to Mike Laughlin, the 2013 USGFR Gross Champion, and Jim Sissons, the 2013 USGFR Net Champion. Both Mike and Jim went down to the wire with strong games throughout the tree days. Again, we had a strong turnout--75 Rotarians and spouses.
Thank you to Jim Brock (Tournament Director) for conceiving and executing this year's tournament in Indian Wells. Jim's wife, Susan, took on a large portion of the work--thank you Susan, it was great! Jim and Susan could count on help from Jim Pescatore (the USGFR Director of the Pacific Region) and his wife, Rita. Great job all!
Kudos to two USGFR long term, hard workers on the Board on behalf of our organization. Millie MacKenzie is our Executive Secretary and she will be transitioning that position to Jim Brock by our next tournament. Nate Naden is our Newsletter Editor and he will be moving that position to Denny Horack over the next 12 months. To Millie and Nate for their years of great contributions--thank you, thank you.
We also thank Mike Laughlin, our President, for his leadership and vision these past three years. Previously, Mike was the Director of the Pacific Region and then stepped up to our President in 2010.
Now, the important stuff. Go to your 2014 calendar and circle the dates April 28 to May 1 for our 25th Anniversary Tournament at Gulf Shores, Alabama. We'll be at the Perdido Resort--we'll be RIGHT on "our" Beach (on the beautiful Gulf, on miles of white sand, and on the fun.) We'll be here to welcome "all y'all".