Golfers raise thousands

Apr 5, 2015 by Lucy Chabot Reed


The annual St. Paddy’s Yachty Nationals Invitational golf tournament raised more than $8,000 for charity in March.

Hosted by National Marine Suppliers, more than two dozen companies provided sponsorship and fun, including The Triton, which sponsored the 9th hole and featured a fastest swing competition.

The contest started with players taking a swing at jumbo marshmallows. Neil Ashley got things going with a wing of 104 mph, which held until Keegan Pope from team “Who’s your Caddy” swung a 109 mph.

Frank Vanikerk from M/Y Helios swung in at 113 mph. This held until Ralph Kilian bested it with 117. Shawn Hodesty then recorded a 118 mph and this held until near the end of the tournament when Chandler Cleveland from Caterpillar recorded the unbeaten 125 mph. This swing won him a bottle of single malt Irish whiskey.

Benefiting from the tournament was the Marine Industry Cares Foundation.



About Lucy Chabot Reed

Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

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