Palm Beach Symphony Hosts Sold Out Swings For Strings Golf Invitational In Wellington

Bennett Cotton, Doug Marty and Danny Navarette. Photo by Capehart Photography

It was all fore one great cause when 120 Palm Beach Symphony supporters took to the links of the Wellington National Golf Club in the sold out Swings for Strings Golf Invitational that raised more than $75,000 to support the orchestra.

On Friday, March 10, guests were treated to an unforgettable buffet lunch before being inspired by Dennis Walter, who shared his golf and life lessons. A team shotgun scramble kicked off the golf outing.

Those finding glory on the green included Mike Townsend and Janet Gusman, who won the closest-to-the-pin competition, while Bennett Cotton and Luba Randall earned the honors for longest drive. Team Wellington, comprised of Bennett Cotton, Doug Marty, Danny Navarrete and Tom Schlechter, and Team Nelligan with Rick Cerone, Duston Cone, Mike Garavaglia and TJ Nelligan took the prizes for first place gross and first place net, respectively.

The second place gross award went to Team Cary Stamp & Co. with golfers Jordan Elsen, Phil Kudisch, Tom Prestia and Ryan Swenson. Team Consulting Technology Solutions took home the second place net prize thanks to Michael Athmer, Dave Duncan, Tim McDulin and Chris Peddicord.

The fun continued as the String Quartet from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts serenaded guests as they arrived back from golf to enjoy an awards cocktail party featuring DJ Kirill Basov from UKI Productions and a silent auction with spectacular finds curated by the auction committee of Sarmite Bulte, Christa Dombraski, Janet Gusman and Joan Simpson.

The event was chaired by Symphony Board Member Todd Dahlstrom with a hardworking executive committee comprised of honorary chair Doug Marty, Cressman Bronson, Thomas D’Agostino Jr., Clayton Idle, Michael Miller, Burton Rocks, Cary Stamp and Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont.

The Swings for Strings Golf Invitational was sponsored by PNC Private Bank, Hospital for Special Surgery, CIBC Private Wealth, Fox Rothschild LLP, Wellington National, Cary Stamp & Co., ADA Site Compliance, Harlan Capital, Consulting Technology Solutions, IThink Financial, Tortoise Properties, SmartSource, Risk Strategies, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and Palm Beach Patio.

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