The Chairman of the 23rd Annual RMGC Invitational Chuck Moran takes to the Podium to start the festivities.
Invitational Chairman Chuck Moran (right) and Past RMGC President Dickey Nitta (left) Welcome the Platinum Sponsor Xfinity Team Leader Jillian Johnson. The RMGC extended a big thank you to Xfinity for its Platinum sponsorship and to Jillian Johnson and her team for providing a major enhancement to the 23rd Annual Invitational with their Xfinity raffle and the Titleist golf balls which were passed out by the team on the first tee.
Invitational Chairman Chuck Moran welcomes and gives another big thank you to Wayne Zimmerman representing Platinum sponsor Ace Hardware of Alamo and Danville. Ace generously provided the RMGC with a new storage shed to replace the shed lost to a tree that fell behind the 16th green.
Another big thank you goes out to Bob Smith representing Gold Sponsor Walnut Creek Honda – thanks for your support, Bob.
Another big thanks goes to Gold Sponsor Stan Gedeon and his Creekside team for the great lunch and even better dinner – Here Stan serves RMGC Secretary Pat Iacullo – I can’t keep a secret – I know for a fact that Pat loves Stan’s food – he had two lunches!!
And what was Stan serving? How about Cordon Bleu along with Prime Rib – what a great meal.
When the golf was done there definitely was a full house for Stan’s award-winning dinner.
But before and along with dinner was the Bar Boys Band doing their thing – Jim McCann, Rich Wheeler, Rod Lee and Bryan Burnett giving Karyn McKinley a list of their fine tunes from which to choose.
After listening to the list of the Bar Boys Band Tunes – Xfinity Team Leader, Jillian Johnson and Assistant Karyn McKinley, with those charismatic and enthusiastic smiles which brought a new dimension to the Invitational festivities, get ready to sample Stan’s great dinner offerings.
Brent Mulinax on the right checks the scorecards for correctness – who is going to win the trophy??
Mark Heptig starts to post the scores – the excitement builds!!
THE WINNING TEAM AND HOLDER OF THE TROPHY FOR LOW GROSS WITH A SCORE OF EVEN PAR 72 – THE TEAM OF MATT (SON) AND JIM (FATHER) – JUST IN CASE YOU CAN’T FIGURE THAT OUT. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PINGATORE TEAM – KING OF THE INVITATIONAL FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
FIRST FLIGHT NET WINNER; MATT AND HARRY LAIOLO; 2nd Place Curtis Mitchell and Rick Voigt and 3rd Place King Lip and Lee Silverstein
SECOND FLIGHT NET WINNERS RUSS MOREIRA AND FRANK QUALLEN; 2nd Place Dickey Nitta and Mike Perez; 3rd Place Donald Terry and Mark Pearsall
THIRD FLIGHT NET WINNERS BOB HEANEY AND DICK WALSH; 2nd Place Darrell Webb and Steve Peters; 3rd Place Ron Binder and Steve Kenny
FOURTH FLIGHT WINNERS BILL PULLIAM AND DON LOUSTALET (not available for photo); 2nd Place Dr Ken Soult and Ted Budach; 3rd Place Jack Phillips and Roger Wesphal
FIFTH FLIGHT CALLAWAY WINNERS TIM CHRISTOFFERSEN AND ANDY SMITH; 2nd Place John Van Slyke and Peter Van Slyke; 3rd Place David Dimaggio and David Smith
SIXTH FLIGHT SPONSORS WINNERS AL CAMPASSI AND KEITH GILBERT; 2nd Place B. Cruz and J. Smith; 3rd Place Joe Kermode and Wayne Zimmerman
CLOSEST TO THE HOLE WINNERS
#2 – Pat Iacullo 6ft 2in
#4 – Joe McElroy 7ft 3in
#10 – Curtis Mitchell 10ft
#14 – Dickey Nitta 6ft 2in
#16 – Pat Iacullo (AGAIN!!???) 7ft 3 1/2in
#2 – Tom Wolfman 5ft 2in
#4 – John Mangini 7ft 9 1/2in
#10 – Irwin Bliss 2ft
#14 – Pat McDonnell 2ft 11in
#16 – Al Pontes 37in
Jillian Johnson presents one of the many Xfinity raffle prizes to Mike Perez, guest of Past RMGC President Dickey Nitta – a Callaway Golf Bag
Mark Heptig Head Rossmoor Golf Pro, assists Jillian Johnson in presenting another Xfinity raffle prize – a private lesson with Mark to Bryan Burnett who just happens to be the RMGC Director for Food and Beverages and a proud member of the Bar Boys Band.
Past President Dickey Nitta accepts a dozen balls from Jillian Johnson assisted by Chairman Chuck Moran as Ed Manning looks on in wonder – another Xfinity winner!!
Making PSU PROUD!! Two old Frat brothers from yesterday – still bringing the magic and the excitement!!
Chairman Chuck Moran draws the last Xfinity ticket – he’s aghast – he can’t believe it – the Winner of that brand new $500 driver – the Grand Prize in Xfinity raffle is none other than Michael Weisenberg!!!
Jillian Johnson the Xfinity Team Leader looks for Michael to present him with the Driver – where is he – has he fainted – nope just fell off his chair – but he’s rising.
Michael gallantly accepts the driver and brands it with a kiss – next question – will this romance last??
In the end everyone had a great time and a large number of participants went home with prizes. Everyone got a really nice Ogio carry-bag along with the newest in ball mark repair tools and a hand-towel with the RMGC logo on it. Again RMGC wishes to thank Mark Heptig who worked hand in hand with Invitational Chairman Chuck Moran to ensure the success of this event. Also a special thanks to Brent Mulinax whose attention to detail and tireless efforts mean so much to our RMGC events. The course was in great condition and again many guests got to experience the great golf here at Rossmoor.