City Parks Foundation’s 11th annual Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament took place Friday, June 15, at the Split Rock Golf Course in Bronx, NY. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable and American Golf, the tournament is a fundraiser for CityParks Golf, a unique program for youth providing free instruction by golf professionals in NYC parks throughout the five boroughs. Seventy-five players, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three-time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin, attended the annual event.
The wonderfully sunny day began with breakfast and welcome remarks from CPF President Alison Tocci, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and
Mayor Bloomberg. Subsequently, the 17 foursomes were dispatched to their carts and set off to their respective starting locations to begin play.
Throughout the day, players had the opportunity to participate in an array of contests and activities that added some flair to the average game of golf.
Hole 4: Tee off with kids from Junior Golf Center
Hole 6: Tee off with 3 time US Open Champion Hale Irwin
Hole 7: Straightest Drive Contest
Hole 11: Longest Drive Contest
Hole 12: Tee off with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Hole 16: Closest to the Pin Contest with $20 Second Chance Shots
Players also enjoyed food and beverage stations scattered throughout the course which were generously provided by F&J Pine, Havana Café, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Pelham Bay/Split Rock, Delicioso Coco Helado, and Bronx Brewery.
The day ended with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony at the clubhouse. Congratulations to the team from The Trump Organization, who placed first!
As the reception came to an end and the temperature slowly started to decline, golfers emerged from the tent, thanking a table of CPF Staffers on their way out, marking the end of yet another triumphant and enjoyable CPF event.
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