88 golfers. 22 teams. 6 Traditions of America active adult communities. 2 refreshment carts. 1 beautiful golf course. Lots of prizes. Not a drop of rain. Sound like fun? You bet it was!
A Tradition 5 Years Running
The idea for the event was hatched by Steve Hooper – a golf enthusiast – who lives at Liberty Hills, the very first Traditions of America community in the Pittsburgh area. The tournament is 100% organized by a committee of eight residents and their effort is a testament to the friendships and camaraderie that develop at Traditions of America communities.
Building Community Across Communities
To say the event is popular is an understatement. As has been the case in previous years, it sold out in just a few days! Foursomes are put together based on level of play, but also with an eye toward mixing up the groups with residents from different communities. Six of the seven Pittsburgh communities were represented this year: Liberty Hills, Sewickley Ridge, Summer Seat, Cranberry, Pinnacle at Adams and Richland. With a formal shotgun start, the tournament was off with a bang with new friendships, lots of laughs, and a healthy dose of competition all guaranteed. An exclamation point to the festivities were the “cart ladies” who cruised the course with beverages and snacks!
The Traditions Lifestyle at Play
No golf tournament would be complete without a few rules. The tournament was set up as a “scramble” format where everyone in the foursome hits a drive and then the group decides which drive they prefer. There are no “gimmies” – no matter how short the putt. And, absolutely no mulligans (a chance to replay a stroke that went horribly wrong)!
Following a BBQ lunch, prizes were awarded for individual skill, team rank, and door prizes were also handed out. To add to the fun, EVERY HOLE was an individual skill prize. Longest putt (where the putt is a shot struck and holed from on the green) and closest to the pin on various shots earned a prize. To cap off the tournament, a group photo was organized to commemorate the day which will go down in the books as a huge success. We are delighted to see residents come together from so many Traditions of America communities and share a sport they love. It has truly become a Tradition of Fun!
Want to see some of the action? Check out the event recap video on our YouTube channel.
Building Active Adult Communities for 24 Years!
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