From left, the self-crowned Most Entertaining Team of John Bartus, Chad Cossairt, Roger George and Todd Gibbons takes the best ball challenge quite literally. ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly

On Oct. 23, teams of golfers took to the course at the Florida Keys Country Club for the inaugural Dolphin Golf Club tournament. Aimed at supporting the Marathon High School golf program, the Dolphin Golf Club’s mission is to “promote sportsmanship, personal development, and provide financial assistance for uniforms, equipment and scholarships.” 

By all accounts, the scramble-format tournament was a resounding success. “We are over $10,000, and there are still contributions coming in. We have funded the scholarships for our upperclassmen (on the golf team).” 

Haines hopes the proceeds from the tournament will help promote the sport throughout different age groups in Marathon. “We plan to have youth golf camps throughout the year to introduce younger players to the game as well as keeping our high school players active in the sport.”

Haines noted that the club is still accepting contributions for future scholarships and programs. Interested parties may contact him at 305-434-2433.

Josh Mothner tees off. ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly
John Bartus sinks a putt. ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly
Todd Gibbons chips a ball onto the green. ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly
From left, Sue Lovley, Stan Haines, Norman Heinrich and Chris Gratton pause for a team photo. ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly

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