After last year’s clear and sunny EC Spring Golf Outing, we had high hopes for this year’s event on Monday, May, 13, 2019. Sadly, what we experienced may have been the worst weather ever for an EC Golf Outing with temperatures in the 40’s and constant (at times heavy) rain. But it didn’t matter. The Eastern Christian School community proved that at least one lesson was well taught at EC: PERSEVERANCE.
More than 120 golfers registered to play at Wild Turkey in Hamburg, NJ and most came well prepared to play in the rain. We saw all manner of umbrellas, bag covers, rain suits, and even golf cart covers to battle the forecasted rains. A couple of very optimistic golfers showed up wearing shorts although it wasn’t long before they realized they may have made an error. Despite the wet and bitter weather, attitudes were positive and the players who passed my station on the 7th tee were generally light hearted and having fun. And everyone was delighted to settle in for a hot buffet in a warm and dry dining area at the end of the day.
While some of our golfers packed it in before finishing 18 holes, we had many hardy players who stuck it out and finished well. The top foursomes of those who finished were:
Other notable performances were:
The success of any event is dependent on many variables but very important contributors to our success are the sponsors. We are so very thankful for the faithful support of our sponsors:
Golf outings are a lot of work and Eastern Christian School’s outing would not have happened without the hours of preparation donated by our golf committee. Thanks to
Also, special thank to our registration volunteers Sue Leegwater and Laura Steensta who bring their experience to the event year after year to ease us through the registration process.
With the incredible support of our players and sponsors, this year’s outing raised about $40,000.00 for Eastern Christian School. These dollars are applied directly to the school budget, impacting the tuition of each and every student from pre-k through 12. Thank you to our sponsors and players. To God be the glory.