Robert Allenby's Bluewater Golf Invitational Raises Money, Spirits
PGA Tour Professional Golfer Robert Allenby championed the 2012 Bluewater Golf Invitational charity tournament in the Spring to benefit special-needs children and children with cancer in Palm Beach County.
Allenby is known worldwide as one of the top golfers on the Tour, but few know about his commitment and dedication to helping children with disabilities and medical complications.
"This year’s tournament and gala dinner was a huge success," said Allenby, a resident of Admiral's Cove in Jupiter. "A very special thank you goes out to all of the participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests who helped us raise a lot of money to help children in our area.”
The golf and fishing event kicked off with a full day of deep-sea fishing, followed by a gala dinner and golf the next day at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter. The overall tournament winners were Dan Stanton, Ray Celedinas, Sean Bresnan and Sean Healy. Second place in golf went to Tom Smith, Kyle Smith, Kevin Morris and Michelle McGann. Second place in fishing was awarded to Larry Deziel, Rudy Schupp, Jarett Duty and Brian Siegle.
One of the highlights of the golf tournament was when Kyle Smith almost shot a hole in one on the second hole and came within two inches of winning a brand-new Maserati.
The gala dinner had the theme "Evening Under the Sea" and featured a mermaid who posed for photographs with guests. An elaborate ice carving shaped like a mermaid with seahorses served as the decor for the spread of hors d’oeuvres. There were casino games, and a silent and live auction.
Guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the Admiral's Cove clubhouse, and many stayed until the event ended at midnight.
"We are very lucky to have such wonderful sponsors who help make the event possible," Allenby said.
Admiral’s Cove has welcomed the event for two years and will be the site of the 2013 fundraiser. The club is well-suited for the fishing tournament, as its full-service marina can accommodate boats up to 130 feet in length. The deep-water docks are two miles south of the Jupiter Inlet and eight miles north of the Palm Beach Inlet, offering direct ocean access. The club also is the perfect venue for the gala dinner, as Admiral’s Cove’s top-notch staff members provide unparalleled service and wonderfully decorative catering.
The Bear’s Club has a masterful Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that is both beautiful and challenging. The course was sensitively created to preserve natural ecosystems and environments and is one of South Florida’s premier places to play.
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