One hundred and twenty-six golfers hit the greens on October 6, 2018 for IBEW 1245’s 31st annual golf tournament, which took place at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Vacaville.
The annual golf tournament is one of Local 1245’s oldest and most beloved traditions. The easy-play, 18-hole event is open to all Local 1245 members and retirees, as well as their families, friends, and other union supporters. The tournament is designed for golfers of all levels, and the “best ball” format fosters a true sense of teamwork among each group.
While some came to win and brought a competitive spirit, most just came to have a good time and enjoy the day with their friends and colleagues.
After a rousing morning on the course, the golfers headed over to Weakley Hall for a scrumptious BBQ, with food prepared and served by union volunteers. While everyone enjoyed their meal, the staff tallied up the scorecards and the winners were announced.
A heartfelt congrats to the reigning champs — Chris Hess, Doug King, Ian Robinson and Richard Wright – who once again took the top spot. In second place was the team comprised of Larry Youngblood, Mike Phillips, Tyler Paulsen and Joey Riuger. Mike Olds, Kevin Unverferth, Armando Nevarez and Trevor Unverferth came in third. Noreen Johnson had the longest drive of the day among the female players, and Chris Wilson had the longest drive out of all the men.
Of course, the tournament wouldn’t be complete without an exciting raffle stocked with some fantastic prizes, including a big-screen TVs, high-end golf bags, and a brand-new set of clubs. But no one left empty-handed, as each player received an orange IBEW 1245 cooler bag as a memento.
“I want to thank IBEW 1245 staffers Gail Vaner, Liz McInnis, Mike Saner and JV Macor. Without them this golf tournament would not get off the ground,” said IBEW 1245 Business Rep John Mendoza, who chairs the golf event. “I also want to thank all the union office employees who volunteered to help at the golf course and at the hall, as well as my sisters Diamond Kinlaw, Molly Hoffman and Jennifer Braily for preparing food at the hall, as well as my daughter Katie Mendoza, who helped out at registration at the golf course and duties at the hall.”
“I also want to thank Dennis Urabe and his staff at Cypress Lakes Golf Course for making sure the day went off without a hitch,” Mendoza continued. “And special thanks to Business Manager Tom Dalzell for enabling us to put on this event every year.”
We would like to express our appreciate to our sponsors who generously support this event year after year:
- IBEW LOCAL 47
- EVART, YOUNG & HOBBS
- UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION CO.
- WESTERN LINE CONSTRUCTORS CHAPTER
- NEYHART, ANDERSON, FLYNN & GROSBOLL
- ADAMS BROADWELL JOSEPH & CARDOZA
- PAR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Inc.
- GALLO/BRANTLEY GROUP OF MERRILL LYNCH
- BOXER & GERSON LLP
- ALVAH CONTRACTORS, INC.
- A2Z TECHNICAL TRANSLATIONS
- DELTA DENTAL OF CALIFORNIA
- MIKE SANER, IBEW Local 1245 Business Rep
- AMERICAN TIME
- SOURCE POWER SERVICES, INC.