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Gulf Winds Hosts First Charitable Golf Tournament

May 3, 2024

On Monday, April 22, the Gulf Winds Cares Foundation proudly hosted its inaugural Chip in Fore Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebrook Golf Course in Pace, FL. With the support of golf enthusiasts, sponsors, and donors, the event raised over $33,000 for the Foundation and its charitable activities.  

The tournament brought the community together for a day of golfing, networking, and giving to support over 20 local non-profits, including the Council on Aging of West Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Manna Food Pantries, and Junior Achievement of the Big Bend, amongst others.  

27 teams competed in a classic four-player scramble featuring hole-in-one challenges and several putting games. Among the participants, Billy Burch, Michael Heller, Clay Mallard, and Louie Roberson claimed the first-place title, followed by Bobby Baker, Therran Gentry, Chuck Fox, and Derrick Williams in second place, and Jim Eanes, Jon Stead, Kelly Massey, and Doug Douglas in third. 

Josh Newby, CEO and President of Council on Aging of West Florida, spoke at the event about the Foundation’s impact and said, “The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation has been there during tough times for our seniors, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partners and we are proud to benefit from Gulf Winds giving legacy.” 

Gulf Winds extends its gratitude to its sponsors and donors, whose generous support made the event possible: Reedmark Advisors, Experian, Kurt Stenerson, Appleyard Duncan McCall, Tijuana Flats, Allied Solutions/Route 66, ALM First, Business Data Inc., Evergreen, Equifax, Helmsing Leach, Raymond James, Sorenson Van Leuven Law Firm, Syntropy Group, SWBC, World Ford Pensacola, and many more.

The 2025 Annual Chip in Fore Charity will be held next Spring. To donate to the Gulf Winds Cares Foundation please visit Visit our Facebook page to see more event photos. 

First Place

Billy Burch, Louie Roberson, Clay Mallard, Michael Heller

Second Place

Bobby Baker, Therran Gentry, Chuck Fox, Derrick Williams

Third Place 

Jim Eanes, Jon Stead, Doug Douglas, and Kelley Massey (Not pictured)