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Teeing Off Under the Big Top

Summer 2013

Everyone was celebrating “Teeing Off Under the Big TOP” at the 13th Annual W.H.O. Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 18th. With a breathtaking sunrise and blue skies, it turned out to be a perfect day to be on the greens of MetroWest Golf Club.

Before the players took to the course,they picked up their bingo game card, participated in the putting contest, raffle purchase and were treated to a delicious breakfast from Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery featuring a sampling of danish, muffins, fresh fruit, hot breakfast sandwiches and a make-your-own mimosa bar.

With red and white canvas player bags from Promos 4 U, full of sponsor gifts and the beverage carts stocked with product from Pepsi, MillerCoors and Canteen Vending, the players set off to an early morning shotgun start as Josh Arendt, Tournament Coordinator for MetroWest, gave golfers the green light for the Carnival to begin.

Sponsors at each hole provided special giveaways, food and beverages and held “Carnival” themed contests. From US. Foods cooking up their delectable burgers to Mr. Greenjeans Produce preparing one of a kind Caramel Apple Moonshine, to getting your picture taken with a live gator from Gatorland, each hole made for a fun, exciting celebration. To commemorate the day, players posed for their framed souvenir photo.

As players finished their 18 holes of championship golf, they returned to the clubhouse for a delicious feast prepared by Westgate Smokehouse Grill, featuring Smokehouse championship sausage, Fred Stokes Sausages, beef brisket, smoked turkey breast and hotdogs with all the fixings you could imagine, plus scrumptious fried cheesecake and brownies, Hershey’s novelty ice cream treats and freshly made cotton candy from A&W to make the meal complete.

During the luncheon, David Siegel, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts, welcomed all of the players before announcing the golf tournament and contest winners and awarding the grand raffle prizes.

Prizes included a 7 Day / 6 Night anywhere stay compliments of Interval International; a 4 Day / 3 Night Cruise compliments of ICE; an Orlando FlexTicket Package; a 1 night stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort with (2) 1 Day / 1 Park Theme Park Magic Your Way tickets; and a $50.00 Disney gift card, a LEGOLAND® Florida Gift Basket and a Dollar Thrifty 7 Day Car Rental and Gift Basket, along with much more.

Everyone was made a winner when a special guest appearance was made by the new Kings Bowl Orlando mascot, Woody, inviting all to a free game of bowling.

As everyone departed, they felt fortunate to have attended such a fun celebration on the course among industry friends and W.H.O. partners.