Wild Weather Doesn't Dampen Golf Tourney
The driving rain did not keep the golfers off the driving range. Or putting green. Or the course itself. Players at the OCS annual golf tournament on Oct. 25 soldiered on in heavy rain and the liquid sunshine did not dampen their enthusiasm one bit.
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“I have never been to Niagara Falls, but I bet it would be similar to what happened today. It’s too bad about the rain, but we love supporting the school. It’s a great course, and tournament for the kids so we went ahead and went out there,” said Ryan Morelli, a new parent of a fifth-grade student.
Held at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, this was the first time in OCS history that it rained on the tournament. Despite the diluvial torrent, golfers popped open the umbrellas and got in their carts to navigate the flooded pathways and course. Some come prepared in full golf rain gear and others braved the elements in shorts and flip-flops, but everyone took it all in stride.
“It was so much fun. I have never ever golfed in the rain so thank you for that experience! It made it memorable for sure, but of course, we are not here just to golf. It’s all about the kids,” said Grace Korman, also a parent of a new ninth grade student.
But the valiant effort could not overcome the midday downpour and the event was shortened and called at noon. It was originally scheduled to go until 4:00pm.
“Although we had to call it early and the rain dampened the golf course, it certainly didn’t dampen the spirit of generosity and camaraderie among Oaks Christian supporters. I am most pleased about the way the OCS community responded to this event. We were sold out for this event about a month ago and that speaks to the enthusiasm of our community to give and get involved,” said Chief Development Officer Eddie Moore.
This was certainly true of the volunteers who arrived as early as 6:30am in the drizzle to get the event ready for the golfers who would start arriving as early as 8:00am for breakfast, and for the pre-game putting content and driving range event.
Aimee Semeleng, parent of a junior and a 2020 graduate, helped with the set up and whatever was needed to keep things running smoothly.
“It’s a crazy day but what dedication for the golfers to be out here to play,” she said.
The winner from the putting contest was Chris Diddomizio.
Thank you to the tournament sponsor Shaver Automotive, mulligan sponsor the Honest Company, hole-in-one sponsors Bob Smith BMW and Shaver Automotive, apparel sponsor Moss & Company, cart sponsor O’Conner Electric, Inc., food and beverage sponsor Tom Longan of State Farm Insurance, catering sponsor Monrose Catering, exclusive hole sponsors Wealth Management, All Trade Engineering and Design, 805 Escrow, Premier Interior Development, EXP Luxury, and hole sponsors Class Aquatics, Shaver Automotive, and Pride