Posted on June 28, 2016 to News & Events
The 10th Annual Wintzell’s Golf Classic benefitting Distinguished Young Women was held at Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, Alabama on Friday, June 17th, attracting nearly 200 golfers from across the region. The four-person team scramble is held annually and is the single largest fundraiser of Wintzell’s Oyster House, having raised over $360,000 in scholarship funds for the college-bound finalists of the Distinguished Young Women program. Bob and Buffy Donlon of Wintzell’s established the tournament in 2007 to build upon the restaurants’ longtime support of the DYW organization and its positive mission. Wintzell’s remains the oldest continuous sponsor of DYW, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of young women seeking to pursue higher education.
The tournament celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with record-breaking numbers. With a better-than-ever turnout, the tournament will contribute over $39,000 to Distinguished Young Women. The team representing Nick’s Kids Foundation won 1st place in the scramble and received prizes at the awards luncheon at Wintzell’s Fairhope restaurant following the tournament.
Wintzell’s would like to thank the tournament’s chairman, Susie Redman of the LPGA, for taking the time to speak to the Distinguished Young Women, sharing her story and explaining the importance of learning the great game of golf. The Wintzell’s Golf Classic would also like to thank its many sponsors for helping make the event a success, including Mobile Fixture, The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, The Battle House Hotel, Merrill Lynch, Gulf Distributing, McCain Foods, Infirmary Health, Coca Cola, Whiskey Willy’s Original Bloody Mary Mix, Mike’s Pies, Island Oasis, Franklin Primary Health Center, Delaney Development, Stifel Financial, The University of South Alabama, Sysco, Cintas, Horne LLP, The Senior Bowl, ICS Communications, and Ambrecht Jackson.