Mesa Verde Country Club welcomed a field of 72 golfers playing in the sixth annual SPIN (Serving People In Need) Golf Tournament. SPIN is a local nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Orange County. Head pro Tom Sargent greeted the teams of golfers who helped raise an estimated $23,400 by the end of the Monday tournament.
The funds go toward SPIN's programs that provide housing, rehabilitation, counseling, food and job training for individuals and families suffering from homelessness and substance abuse.
Highlights included recognition for the longest drive. In the ladies' field, Danni Remington took the honors. And for the men, Steve Tinnelly achieved the longest drive. Finishing in first place with a score of 58, Jarett del Bene, Bob Dowling, Ken Rimpau and Brian Wegener took a bow at the dinner and awards ceremony in the handsome Mesa Verde Clubhouse at sunset.
Also participating were super-dedicated SPIN board member and custom home builder Dick Crawford, Bill Peters, Jim Madden and John Gilchrist. Tina Newman, Chris Armato, Annie Stevens, Carrie and Sean Crawford, Tom Smithson, Ken Franklin, Morgan Anderson, and Jordan and Justin Goodman were also playing for SPIN.