Mann Insurance Shines in Kiwanis Glow Golf Tournament

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Special to The Leader

ORANGE — An exciting night of golf took place on the greens of Sunset Grove Country Club for the 3rd Annual Kiwanis “Glow” Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Bret Johns, Matt Purgahn, Shane Johns, and Brad Rutledge of Team Mann Insurance placed 1st in the four-person scramble with an overall score of 61.

Two-time reigning champs, Team First Financial Bank, placed 2nd with a score of 65. The First Financial Bank Team included Curt Leger, Dale Dugas, Dennis Sparks, and Jerrod Dugas.

Mike Hughes, Keith Robichau, Tommy Keraus, and Ross Robichau of Team Superior Tire/R & P Employer Solutions placed 3rd with a score of 66.

Club Golf Pro, Kerry Lamb, oversaw the tournament and announced the 5 p.m. shotgun start where the first nine were played. The tournament’s dinner included fajitas, Arnold Palmers, and golf-themed cupcakes donated by Simply Sweet Treats.

When the sun went down, the course lit up with glow-in-the-dark golf balls and course markings throughout the fairway.

Before the last nine began, the players enjoyed golf pong and a putting contest where $50 Visa gift cards donated by Sabine Federal Credit Union were awarded to the winners.   One of the stars of the evening was young Mattie Purgahn, daughter of Matt and Jodi Purgahn, who competed in the golf pong game and impressed the crowd with her remarkable chip shot.

The Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas, would like to thank all area businesses, educational institutions, and community members who sponsored teams and tee signs, provided prizes, and donated participant gift bag items to make this event special.

Kiwanis Club President, Katie Fusilier Rather commented, “We could not have wished for a more perfect evening. Not only did we raise funds towards the purchase of a swing set for children with special needs, but we also had a grand time playing golf with friends – old and new.”