(Southwest Florida) Rosedale Golf & Country Club recently hosted its annual Birdie-A-Thon as a fundraiser for the Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association. The April 25th event was led by the club’s professional staff, including head professional Mike Clayton, director of instruction Steve Whidden, assistant professional Mike Mabini, and shop assistant Terri Downs. Altogether, the event included 54 holes of golf and 53 birdies and raised a total of $2,669.
“This is a great event that we look forward to all year,” said Mike Clayton. “It’s definitely a bit of a challenge, considering the number of holes played and the pressure to get those birdies, but it’s a lot of fun and supports a very worthy cause. We are grateful for the generosity of our club members who support our efforts.”
The Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association is a non-profit organization that aims to expose local children to the game of golf through educational programs and competitive play for all skill levels. For more information, visit www.sarasotajuniorgolf.com.
About Rosedale Golf & Country Club
Located in Manatee County near Lakewood Ranch, Rosedale Golf & Country Club is known for its challenging fairways, beautiful preserves and mature trees, and gracious Florida lifestyle. It has been voted “Best Golf Course” by readers of the Bradenton Herald for three consecutive years and is the only golf course in the United States to offer two PGA Master Professionals on staff. Rosedale is an established gated community of 650 luxurious single-family and patio homes, many bordering the golf course, lakes or protected woodlands. The newly opened Rosedale Links offers the opportunity to purchase new-home construction from one of four leading homebuilders. Residents pay no CDD fees and enjoy a wide range of amenities, including five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, and a beautiful clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant and terrace. Rosedale was developed by the distinguished Hunt Group, headed by Robert Hunt, a respected builder and developer for more than 30 years. For more information about Rosedale, call (941) 751-9070 or 1-800-881-9080. Additional details may be found online at www.RosedaleGolf.com.