September 21, 2012

3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Tapas Tasting to Benefit Making Strides

The 3rd Annual Tee Off for Ta-Tas Golf Tournament and Tapas Tasting will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012; registration is 9:00am at Jade Trace Golf Course, Laconia NH.  The tournament will benefit the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walking team assembled by James LaBrie, son of Sheila LaBrie, a 12 year breast cancer survivor.

The tournament format will be a nine hole, par 3 two person scramble. Upon the completion of the 9 holes, the four lowest team scores survive to compete in a single elimination 9 hole match play competition. All other players are re-designated to eaters and drinkers.  The Tapas Tasting, provided by Tavern 27, will include 9 delicious courses of food paired with beverages and is included in the tournament fee of $100 per team. Non-golfers may choose to participate in the Tapas Tasting for $45 per person that will begin at 1pm.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, September 28th.

The Hole-In-One prize pledges for the 3rd annual golf tournament are phenomenal.  “I am constantly amazed by the generosity of the community here in the Lakes Region and the support we receive each year as we grow this tournament to benefit such a worthy cause,” states Ray Simanson, the tournament organizer. “This year we have received over $50,000 in Hole-In-One Pledges, the most we have ever had.”  Simanson continues on stating that his ultimate goal is to announce that the tournament has $1,000,000 in Hole-In-One pledges.

The follow prizes have been pledged by local businesses and individuals:  Hole 1: Laconia Village Bakery - $100 Gift Card, Galleria Salon - $50 Gift Card, LaBelle’s Shoe Repair - Shoe Valet, Looney Bin - $35 Gift Card;  Hole 2:  MC Cycle and Sport - Felt Nine 80 Mountain Bike ($650 Value), Trustworthy Hardware - Electric Snow Blower ($500 value); Hole 3:  Jade Trace Golf - 2013 Golf Membership, The Ballard House Inn - 2 night stay in the Opechee Room;  Hole 4:  The Local Eatery- $200 Gift Card, Belknap Tire Co. - $100 Gift Card; Hole 5:  Werner Mazda - Mazda Car valued at $22,995, Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion - One Pair of 2013 Eastern Propane Concert Series Premium Season Tickets; Hole 6:  Ian Raymond Photography - $500 Professional Portrait Session, Mountain Washington Cruises - 2013 Season Pass;  Hole 7: Burrito Me - $500 Gift Card, Tavern 27 $500 Gift Card; Hole 8: Patrick’s Pub and Eatery - $500 Gift Card, Waukewan Golf Club - Twilight Membership ($400 Value); Hole 9 - Reed Heath Coldwell Banker Agent $10,000 Cash.  The Hole-In-One Prizes will be awarded to the first person to make a Hole-In-One on each hole. Organizers are still seeking additional Hole-In-One pledges to make the tournament even more enticing.  Local businesses interested in making pledges or contributions for the tournament should contact Ray at 603-528-3057. 

More information about participating in Tee Off for Ta Tas Golf Tournament and Tapas Tasting can be found at, or call 603-528-3057.  You may also stop by Tavern 27, 2075 Parade Road, Laconia, to register your team or to purchase advanced tickets for the Tapas Tasting.  Volunteers are appreciated, please contact tournament organizers.