Westfield High School took first place in the Spring ISD Education Foundation golf tournament. Team members, from left, are Larry Brown, Susan Smith, Dennis Hardy and Dennis Jester.
Spring ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament Sells Out
April 10, 2007
The Spring ISD Education Foundation Tee-Up for Education Golf Tournament was a sell-out this year with 144 golfers competing at Raveneaux Country Club on March 26.
About 200 foundation supporters turned out for the dinner, donated by Hasta la Pasta, and to bid on silent and live auction items donated by businesses and schools. Entertainment before dinner was provided by the Spring High School jazz band.
The Westfield High School team of Dennis Jester, Larry Brown, Dennis Hardy and Susan Smith took first place. Second place went to Pat Baker, Mike Watkins, Juan Diaz and Lalo Delagarza. The Darryl Moore Marina team of Johnny Schilling, Dennis Sump, Joe Piro and John Purcell took third.
Edwin Schuessler won the putting contest and the opportunity to try for a $10,000 prize, although his attempt just missed making the 60-foot putt by about a foot. The longest drive contest winner was Susan Smith and the closest-to-the-hole winner was Dennis Hardy.
A 12-foot inflatable cow from Chick-fil-A caused golfers to pause on the course long enough to take a shot at winning a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A sandwiches. In addition, a $34,000 boat from Darryl Moore Marina made the fourth hole more interesting as golfers attempted to win the boat with a hole-in-one shot.
Stephen Lewis served as auctioneer during the live auction, which included baseballs autographed by Roger Clemens and Nolan Ryan, four Astros tickets for seating behind the bull pen and a ZZ Top black box containing numerous autographed items.
Proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to support innovative educational programs.