A perfect canvas of blue skies and green fairways set the scene for Saturday’s golf tournament hosted by the Island Country Club and benefitting the Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Sixty golfers participated in the second annual event, raising a generous amount to support classes, workshops, lectures, gallery exhibitions and special events at the center, according to Executive Director Hyla Crane. “When considering this event, I looked to see how art and golf connect. Artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrick Avercamp, Sir Henry Raeburn, Childe Hassam, George Bellows, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and the celebrated photographer Harold Edgerton have all created artwork devoted to the game of golf. Golf makes great subject matter for art work,”Crane observed.“We thank you for your support as your contributions enable us to grow and thrive.”
Golf tournament Chair Aris Petropoulos welcomed golfers to the event, stating, “I am overwhelmed by the response of our community, their generosity and their contributions to this wonderful institution.”
Tee-off commenced at 1 PM as participants set out for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition and community support. First-place team winners included Fred Gsell, Tom Schwartzburg, Trig Kuhn and James Karter. Second-place team players included Tom Britten, Michael Hook, Ron Myers and Ken Plunkett.
Closest to Pin #2 awards went to Kenny Plunkett and Ann Vreeland. Closest to Pin #15, Jim Karter; closest line #14 winner was Lee Burgin and the longest drive on #12 was executed by Mike Wick.