Chain Life Winter Haven LLC. to present the inaugural Par-Tee-Time golf tournament on Sat., May 18, 2013. Modeled after the Conch Life Scramble in the Florida Keys, the Par-Tee-Time event is a nine-hole golf competition with boats replacing golf carts and holes located at various restaurant/bars on the intercostal waterways. The biodegradable golf balls are designed for this type of event and contain fish food released after 48 hours.
“This event will take on a life of its own and will be highly anticipated each year, the combination of sun, boating, friends and a splash of golf makes it a blast” said Karen Thompson, event coordinator and owner of Chain Life Winter Haven LLC. “Each hole location is competing to be voted the best hole location by the golfers, they never know what awaits them at the next hole.”
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and should end by two. The traditional tenth or watering hole will be announced soon with an awards luncheon. A pre-event party will be held Fri., May 17, at 6 p.m. also at a location soon to be announced.
Sponsors are needed and Teams are limited. “First time events are typically challenging especially one as unique as this one,” Karen Thompson, event coordinator. “It’s my job to really promote it and paint a clear picture of just how fun this tournament is and then deliver a slam dunk event, that everyone will be talking about all year long. I was blown away at how receptive the restaurant/bars were when I visited them two weeks ago. They simply looked at me and said “we’re IN.” Players are encouraged to call now to reserve a team. For more information call Karen Thompson 863.677.5881
Each year event proceeds will go towards two different non-profit organizations through an application process. This year proceeds will go to the Marco Island Historical Society and the Gesundheit Institute. “Bringing in two new non-profits each year breathes new life into the event and enables the entire community to benefit,” said Patty Whiting of Chain Life Winter Haven LLC. The Marco Island Historic Society is dedicated to discovery, research, acquisition and preservation of the multi-faceted history of the Marco Island- Goodland region and to educating and informing the community and visitors of our dynamic heritage. The Mission of the Marco Island Historical Society is preserving the history and heritage of the community. Marco Island Historic Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.