It was a hot, but sunny day in south Florida when more than 120 Masters of the Blue took to the Green on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Jacaranda Country Club for an exciting and fun-filled day on the links for the 3rd Annual USSA Golf Classic presented by Concord Marine Electronics, Datum RMS, Delta “T” Systems, Southern Yacht Industries and YATCO. The unique combination of industry professionals, superyacht captains and local business owners that came out to participate offered everyone the opportunity to mix business with pleasure.
The day was loaded with food and fun. It kicked-off with a bbq lunch sponsored byAwlgrip. During the luncheon participants had a chance to participate in the Putting Competition that benefited the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Congratulations to Michael Geiser, Advanced Technical Sales who had the winning Putt. Also pre-tournament stretching was provided by Stretch Zone.
After tee-off the fun continued with various hole-side entertainment and contests including Cover Guard/ Bainbridge with a Tito’s & Pelegrino hole, Datum RMS with a Swing Speed Test hole, Telemarwith an oasis and cooling station, Southern Yacht Industries’ Baseball Long shot contest, Isotropic Networks with a Slingshot hole, KVH Industries had activities and beverage station, YATCO featured Golf Pong, Bluewater USA featured a french spa hole, MHG Insurance challenged with a Kaleidoscope glasses drive, Yachtsign featured Craft Beers and Dixon Golf had great competitions, also included were contest holes by Geiger and ISSGMT. Other holes were sponsored by Bluewater Desalination, Dockside Corporate Services, Gol d Coast Marine Distributor, Pantropic Power, RMK Merrill Stevens, Sioli Alexander Pino, Stonegate Bank, The Chappell Group and Whiticar Boat Works. On the course beverages were provided by Perry & Neblett and Tropic Ocean Airways.
All of these contests culminated in the final Shoot for $1 million hole-in-one competition sponsored by ISSGMT. The four closest to the pin winners from the par 3’s on the course had the chance to participate in this Hole-in-One Competition.
After golf, everyone gathered for the 19th Hole Cocktail Party sponsored by AME Solutions and Awards Dinner sponsored by Maritime Professional Training (MPT). Event Chairman, Tim Davey, ISSGMT, presented the serious and not so serious awards for the day and many walked away winners from the raffle, silent and live auction – including 3-night stay at Romora Bay Resort and Marina and airfare for two provided by ISSGMT.
Special thanks to all who donated amazing items to make the Raffle a great success.
Aquaventures, Inc., Bluewater Superyacht Bridge Services, Boatyard, Braemar Yacht Services, Bull Market, Color Reflections, Cover Guard/Bainbridge International, Culinary Convenience, Cycle Party Tours Fort Lauderdale, Diane Urgo Interiors, Downtowner, The Drunken Raisin, Essentials Boutique, Grille 401, Hooters, IsoTropic Networks, Jeannie’s Pub & Grub, LuLu’s Bait Shack, Marshall Islands Registry, Melanie Range, Jamberry Independent Consultant, Naked Crab, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, ROK:BRGR, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Fort Lauderdale, Sea Watch on the Ocean, Seasons52, Shooters Waterfront, Slacker’s/Lucky’s, Stranahan House, The Royal Pig, Water Taxi, Winterfest Inc., Yacht-Mate Products and Zeidel & Co Yachting Essentials
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!
Grand Champions/First Place Foursome – Team Datum RMS (Andrew Lynskey, Scott Newhaus, Gary Robinson and Jim Mays)
Second Place Team – Team Envirocare/NautiLawyers (Gino Butto, Paul Yates, Chris Knapp and Taylor Deignan)
Third Place Team – Team Bluewater Books & Charts (John Mann, Peiter DeWit, Tom Grandinetti and Lloyd Cosby)
Best Dressed Team – “Go Out Looking Funny” Award
Team AME/MPT (Rich Mehrige, Captain Tookey, Captain Liam Devlin and Kurt Madsen
Special recognition for the Ladies in Yachting and their wonderful Derby Attire.
Duffer Award (Encouraged to take up new sport – Badmitton) – Delta T 2 (Jose Victoria, Jorge Eques, Glenn Davis and Jim DeAngelo)