Our third annual fundraising outing began Saturday with a tournament for our young men on the five-hole par-3 course at The Bridge.
Five groups of students and Foundation supporters went out at 10:30 for a tightly contested match that ended in a three-way tie that was settled in a playoff on the putting green. In the end, the team of Jaden Jackson, Dameul McGill and Yohance Whyte took home the first place prize of a $35 gift certificate to Book Culture. They were paired with Mike Sweeney, the director of instruction at The Bridge, and John Fizer, an associate at Goldman Sachs and member of the Foundation’s advisory committee.
It was great to see the improvement our young men have made since last year’s event, both in their golf games and in the people they’re becoming. Later that evening, Teaching Pro Randy Taylor summed it up nicely.
“I take so much pride in seeing not only their golf games,” he said, “but also their perseverance and integrity.”
All photos by Margarita Corporan
Xavier Partee and Zion Smith
From left: Jaden Jackson, Yohance Whyte, Dameul McGill, Mike Sweeney and John Fizer.
Mike Sweeney is the director of instruction at The Bridge, and John Fizer is an associate at Goldman Sachs and a member of the Foundation’s advisory committee.
Kyle Barthelmy and Antonio Cortorreal.
From left: Brandi Seymour, Triniim Jones, Juan Cortorreal and Michael Alameda.
From left: Alejandro Martinez, Carter Rich of the USGA, Zion Smith, and Chris Doeblin, owner of Book Culture book stores.
From left: Kyle Barthelmy, Antonio Cortorreal, Tariq Washington and Braylan Stewart.
Antonio with Malcolm Gillian, a Learning Center board member and owner of Cogent Entertainment, and Baraka Stewart, Braylan’s father.
Jacob Porter Scarborough and Blake Wilson.
Jacob, Noah and Blake were paired with Matt Gaughan.
From left: Jaden Jackson, Yohance Whyte, Michael Alameda and Dameul McGill.
Executive Director and Co-Founder Farrell Evans.
David C. Banks, the president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, talked about the importance of his organization’s partnership with The Bridge Golf Foundation. “Our young men need people of good will to say, ‘we believe in you,'” he said.
Many of our young men’s families were on hand for the day’s activities.
Bob Rubin, Co-Founder of The Bridge Golf Foundation.
Teaching Pro Randy Taylor