Monday, September 24, 2012

Our 2nd Annual "Putting For Paws" Golf Tournament!

On Monday, September 17, 2012, we held our 2nd Annual "Putting for Paws" Golf Tournament at Old American Golf Club in the Colony--and everyone who participated in this event said they had a great time!

Eight golfing teams, took on the 18-hole golf course "Rated top "check this" 5 new courses by Golf Magazine."  The feedback we received from our golfers on this course was that it was awesome!  The dedication, efficiency and friendliness of the staff really made everyone take notice and enjoy'. We'd like to thank Blake Arnold, the bartender, and the gentleman who was in charge of our lunch--which also was a huge hit and enjoyed by all--for taking such good care of us.  Lunch was a fajita buffet with all the fixings, mini cheesecake and cookies for desert with ice tea.  They even very meticulously accommodated our vegetarians--yay!  We cannot say enough good things about the the staff that took care of us that day.  They were simply over the top!  The course itself and the golfers' "comforts" and extra touches they provided were fabulous--thank you Old American Golf Club staff!

When we (volunteers) drove to the golf course early that morning to set-up it was still dark outside and there was a smattering of light rain sprinkles on our windshields!  Thankfully, the sun soon peeked out and the rain dried up.  It turned out to be a beautiful golf day!  Tee-off was 8:30am and we were able to start the tournament without a hitch.
We hope you enjoy this short video of our 2012 Putting for Paws Golf Tournament!

Here are our prize winners!

1st place winners received one Hybrid club each!

Donnie Church, Ryan Jaco, Zach Dean, Casey Dawson
2nd place winners received one Lynx putter each!

Glen Davis, Robert Boisvert, Tom Howell, Bob Wood

The "Middle Team" received putting practice device with two ball and a ball marker!
Lou Diamond, Ricky Danner, John Chapman, Rick Gonzalez

Our last place team received certificates for a swing analysis!

Joe Franklin, Greg Preston, Charley Coffey, Otis Coffey

There was no hole in one winner this year, but we did have a couple of players that came very close to winning the hole-in-one prize!
We also had a great raffle this year!  Check out the raffle items that our participants won this year!
  • Callaway hybrid clubs (2)
  • Adams hybrid club
  • Callaway golf bag
  • Women's golf bag
Certificates for:
  • Two night dog sitting at Paradise for Paws
  • Green fees for a plethora of local courses and private clubs
  • Certificates for a stay at the Fairmont and Palomar hotels in Dallas
A special prize package including balls, amateur sponsorship, hat and a year long 50% discount from Dixon Golf!

Dixon golf also had a representative on a par three hole to highlight their balsa and offer a sweet coupon package for a minimum $10 donation.  Every golfer received a ball plus In-Sync Exotics provided each golfer with a sleeve of balls featuring our logo!

Fellow volunteer (and golfer) brought equipment and know-how to showcase our new "Our Story" video which played throughout the day in the Club House.  It was well received and generated interest among fellow golfers!

We would like to say THANK YOU to the new faces we saw this year in our tournament and we hope to see you again next year!

Plus, we'd like to thank our volunteers who gave up their Saturday to support our event this year!  Thank you everyone!  This year, after expenses, we raised $3,009 for the animals!

A huge "paws in the air" cheer to Colleen Butler for organizing this event!  She truly did a terrific job this year--thank you very much, Colleen!

Hello Karin Saucedo!

Our awesome volunteers!
Courtney Roberts, Roberto Saucedo, Lisa Williams,
Ken Crenshaw, Colleen Butler, Stephen Austin (l to r)

We hope you enjoyed today's blog posting and will join us again tomorrow for more news and updates on our wild ones! Don't forget to let us know your reaction to this posting by clicking on one of the reaction buttons below--and share this blog posting with others please ~ Thank you!



  1. Colleen and her group of volunteers did a fantastic job and the photos taken by Karin were wonderful. (The presentation was fantastic.) The Old American course was everything it was reported to be, top notch in every way and the staff treated everyone as if they had known us for a long time. I'm sure that next years tournament will build off the success of this years and with the amount of work Colleen puts towards the event it will surely surpass the rewards of this year. Great job to everyone who was involved in the event!!

    Lou Diamond
    Putting for Paws Golf Participant

    1. Thanks Lou for the great feedback! We'll be sure to pass your kudos on to our volunteers!