It was a day filled with fun and golf at the second annual Palm Beach County FOOLS Golf Classic, presented by Alliance BioEnergy Plus at the Madison Green Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 3.
The champions were Joe Badcock, Eddie Delgado, Bryan Palmer and Harry Ramnarine, who finished with a 19-under par 53. Harold Davidson, Wayne Lacy, Chris Clark and Jesse Michaels shot a 54 and earned second by virtue of a tie break. Carl Bergerner, Joe Pagano, Harm Schutte and Frank Ferrante placed third, also with a 54.
A full field of 36 teams participated in the tournament, which featured several hole-in-one opportunities and the popular long-drive launcher on No. 1 with inventor Phil Noblin. The event raised more than $10,000, according to tournament co-director Richard Kingston of Royal Palm Beach.
The Palm Beach County FOOLS (the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) is a nonprofit organization of area firefighters established to help fellow firefighters and those in need.
Proceeds from the tournament allow the FOOLS to provide toys for seriously ill children who are hospitalized during the holidays and help bring in a group of Wounded Warriors to West Palm Beach for a weekend of fun and relaxation.
Major sponsors were Alliance BioEnergy Plus, the Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Benevolent Fund of Palm Beach County, Hector A. Mena of Edward Jones in Wellington and PDQ.
ABOVE: FOOLS President Buddy Yarbrough, tournament co-director Richard Kingston and the winning team of Joe Badcock, Eddie Delgado, Bryan Palmer and Harry Ramnarine.