The Club at Shell Point recently hosted 144 golfers for the 13th annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, which raised $42,000. Funds will benefit the general in-patient hospice unit in The Larsen Pavilion skilled nursing center, which serves both Shell Point residents and the Southwest Florida community.
Presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, along with title co-sponsors Wright Construction Group and FineMark National Bank & Trust, the 18-hole scramble began with a continental breakfast and patriotic salute in honor of Veterans Day.
Golfers finished at the clubhouse with a silent auction, tournament prize announcements, and a full, catered luncheon by Executive Chef Richard Brown of The Club at Shell Point.
Fore! The Club at Shell Point recently hosted 144 golfers for the 13th annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, which raised $42,000 to benefit the on-campus hospice unit. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Red, white, and birdie! A golfer from the FineMark National Bank & Trust team hits a long drive during the Shell Point Open Golf Tournament on Friday, Nov. 11. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)
This tournament participant lines up a putt during the 2016 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 11, 2016. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Held on Veterans Day, the 13th annual 2016 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament included a continental breakfast and patriotic salute. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Executive Chef Richard Brown of The Club at Shell Point prepared a catered luncheon for golfers at the Banyan Grille. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)
“Between the great course conditions and beautiful weather, this golf tournament brought a smile to my face,” shared Marcia Seeland, Shell Point resident and longtime tournament participant.
“I love the new clubhouse – I feel so spoiled! We look forward to many more rounds of golf here!” said Dawn Heintzelman, Shell Point resident and tournament golfer.
Additional funding support for the tournament was provided by diamond sponsor Service Painting of Florida, and corporate sponsors: Solomon & Hoover, CPAs; Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Homes & Cremation Services; J.A. Uniforms, Inc.; RDG Architects; and B.C. Ziegler & Company.
“Golfers and sponsors alike continue to contribute to this tournament each year not only because of the camaraderie, but because of the opportunity to help with a worthwhile cause,” said Gary Keating, golf course manager, who announced the silent auction and tournament winners.
Shell Point’s Audubon-certified, 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course opened in 2000, designed by Gordon Lewis. It offers a 300-yard grass driving range, short-game area, and practice green, lessons coordinated by PGA pro Gary Keating, and a fully stocked golf pro shop and snack bar. Brimming with sports, wellness, and social opportunities, The Club at Shell Point provides an exceptional country club experience in a refined, classic setting. The Club opened in October and is located at 17500 On Par Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. For more information, visit www.shellpointgolf.com.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.orgor call 1-800-780-1131.