Pink Golf Tournament at Robson Ranch Texas
Just one year ago, the Robson Ranch Women’s Golf Association (RRWGA) devoted a tournament to breast cancer. The golf tournament raised funds to purchase eight healing mechanical chairs to assist breast cancer survivors. The tournament, officially named the Pink Golf Tournament, was a huge success! So, in 2022, the RRWGA took that accomplishment and partnered with Women Rock, a nonprofit serving Denton County. Together, they spread breast health awareness education, helped women and men get tested and treated for breast cancer, and helped them find some care to live and survive with hope.
2022 Pink Tournament
This year, the Robson Ranch Wildhorse Lady Niners (RRWLN) joined in the Pink Golf Tournament. 140 women dressed in everything from pink flamingo suits, pink tutus, and t-shirts with special team names drove decorated carts to play golf. Very helpful Men’s Golf Association golfers appropriately dressed for the “breast cancer” theme was waiting for them. The men in their “costumes” provided a “new look” on the golf course. For example, two sun-bronzed fellas were helpful in sweeping balls in for birdies or a hole-in-one. Another two used a hula hoop to get the ball on the green. Strange “people” were sitting in sand traps throughout the course. Some well-dressed guys assisted as long ball hitters or somewhat “good” putters.
Even the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club helped by letting the women use pickleball paddles to make birdies, eagles, or a hole-in-one. The women had a chance to win $1,000 from the PGA Superstore Southlake or a golf cart from ERA Myers & Myers Realty if they hit a hole-in-one.
Pink Tournament Prizes
- The best-decorated cart and team name went to Defending Second Base (Sue Galinski, Becci Tomasek, Beverly Anderson, and Candy Mikulik).
- Melinda Hall received the longest drive award.
- Twenty Robson Ranch women golfers who have survived breast cancer totaling over 180 years of survival were recognized.
Also, the Tournament Committee provided a salad and potato bar lunch with sumptuous ice cream and apple and peach cobbler for dessert.
Pink Tournament Sponsors
With PGA Southlake leading the way, approximately 80 business and individual sponsors were instrumental in the success of the tournament. They raised over $13,000 for Women Rock/breast cancer. At the luncheon, Jeff Kuenzle, Jr., general manager of PGA, surprised LuAnn Daniel, founder, and CEO of Women Rock, with an additional $5,000 donation. All sponsors are listed on the RRWGA website, www.RRWGA.com. Chris Root, chair of the Pink Tournament, thanks all sponsors and MGA, 9MGA men, Robson Ranch, and others for their support and generosity. Golf tournaments like the Pink Tournament were a success because the community and organization came together to support the cause. Above all, it goes to show that, together, we can reduce breast cancer as the second leading cause of cancer death in women. All women want is to say, “It doesn’t have to be me.”
Written by: Virginia E. Wheeless
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