Scott Ecker and Dr. John Hackenburg (pictured right with Kathy Whitworth) won the 1st Annual Home Instead Senior Care Louise Suggs Four Ball at the Country Club of Orange Park in Orange Park, Fla. Ecker and Hackenburg shot a 19-under 53 and won by one shot over John Cassala and Dennis Thompson.
Louise Suggs was the honorary chairwomen, while Mary Beth Johnson and Toni Marinelli were co-chairwomen representing Home Instead Senior Care of Florida. Former PGA TOUR Player and PGA Member Charles Raulerson was tournament director and organizer for the benefit. Mayo Research for Alzheimer's/Parkinson's and The LPGA Foundation were the charities that benefited from the money raised.
The event was highlighted when Suggs wanted Whitworth to showcase her golf clinic prior to play. The clinic by Whitworth focused on short game and bunker play, the grip and its importance of face squareness, alignment and footwork, and how wedge play has changed with additional wedges and grooves. In attendance were special guests and former PGA TOUR Player Chris Blocker, former LPGA TOUR Player Mary Hafeman, former PGA TOUR Nationwide Player Roger Roland, and former PGA TOUR Player Danny Briggs.
Country songwriters greats Casey Beathard and Leslie Satcher from Nashville and comedian Henry Cho performed during the social after play. The highlight for the evening was when Henry Cho joked that though Whitworth has won a record 88 times she had chocked by finishing second 95 times; this brought the house down with Whitworth laughing uncontrollably.
Roger Baumgart, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, and Dr. Thomas Brott from Mayo Research were the special guest speakers.
Photos by Stephanie Foster of Glen St. Mary, GA.
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