Last Friday, October 17th we held our 3rd Annual Golf Classic at the Contraband Bayou Golf Course at L'Auberge Casino resort presented by the American Press.  It was a beautiful day for a round of golf and we saw golfers come out in droves to support our tournament and the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission for local veterans in Southwest Louisiana!

The morning started off with all the teams of golfers checking in and warming up on the driving range and putting greens.We gathered all the players together and announced the rules and sent them off to have a fun filled day.

During the tournament, there was a series of different things the golfers could win like a 2014 Buick Enclave from Allstar Buick GMC in Sulphur for making a hole in one on the Par three #8 hole. Well folks, one golfer almost did just that! Mitch McFatter stepped up to the 8th hole tee box, hit his shot which hit the pin and almost went in!  The ball ended up around 18 inches away from the hole!  Wow so close!

Then on the Par three #11 hole, one golfer in the tournament had the chance to get closest to the hole.  The player who did so then qualified for a Million dollar shot.  Welltrue to form , the same golfer who almost won the car, Mitch McFatter, was closest to the hole with a distance of one foot and one half inch.  He qualifies to take the shot for $1 million dollars at the end of the tournament.  After all the teams were through with there round, we had all the teams come out to the 9th hole to watch Mitch take the shot for a million bucks!

We had a closest to the hole contests on two other holes sponsored by First Federal Bank of Louisiana.

Those winners included:

Jamie McGee with a shot of 27 feet 2 inches on hole #4

Ryan Davis with a shot of 8 feet 2 inches on hole #13

Each received a goody bag from First Federal Bank of Louisiana which included a dozen Titleist golf balls, golf towels, sunglasses and sports bottles.

Then prizes were awarded for 1st thru 3rd places in both gross and net scores and here are the results:

Gross Winners

1st place -- Chris Cassidy Team

Chris Cassidy, Josh Roberts and Daniel Raiselle won Michelob Ultra Callaway Golf Bags provided by Southwest Beverage

2nd Place -- Coke Team

Blaine Royer, Craig Carnahan and Nikki Stout won Michelob Ultra Callaway Golf Bags provided by Southwest Beverage

3rd Place -- Never Been Good Team

Dwight Gerst, Sam Barto and Matt Gallien each received a weekend golf getaway in Galveston provided by Moody Gardens

NET Winners

1st Place --- Sean Vidrine Team

Sean Vidrine, Jerry Chaumont and Carl Guidry won Michelob Ultra Callaway Golf Bags provided by Southwest Beverage

2nd Place --- Turner Industries Team

Joe Zeppuhar, Chris Meir, and Beau Fontenot won Nike Coca Cola Golf Bags provided by Lake Charles Coca Cola

3rd Place --- L'Auberge Casino Resort Team

Russ Hargett, Jack Rounds, and Vilavong Vee Prasith won Bud Light NFL Chairs provided by Southwest Beverage, 2 rounds of golf for each player in Galveston provided by Moody Gardens and a $20 gift card to TigerNation LSU Store in Lake Charles

It was a great day on the course and everyone had a great time.  We would like to thank our presented sponsor "The American Press" for sponsoring the tournament and the awesome dry fit golf shirts along with our other contributing sponsors Allstar GMC Buick in Sulphur, La for the 2014 Buick Enclave.  We would alos like to thank Southwest Beverage Budweiser and Bud Light for the great golf bags and prizes and Lake Charles Coca Cola for the awesome Nike golf bags and the donated beverages for the tournament.  We couldn't have done it with out them!

See you next year!