On Friday, Sept. 25, players teed off at the Trinidad Golf Course for the Trinidad Rotary Club’s 18th Annual Dictionary Project Golf Tournament. With 60 participants for the tournament, the purpose of the event was to raise funds for the Rotary’s goal of providing illustrated children’s dictionaries for third-graders in Trinidad.
Rotary President Andrew Hoffman said he was pleased with the turnout and everyone’s cooperation with rules to be out on the green safely amid ongoing COVID concerns.
“We completely loaded up how many teams we could have,” said Hoffman. “We had capped ourselves at 15 teams and actually had to turn away a few teams just for the fact of being able to facilitate everything in one day, comfortably and safely.”
The full event was a likely testament to the fact that many people are ready to get out of the house.
“People were very receptive to it,” said Hoffman. “You could tell they were ready to get out and do something. Considering we’re outdoors, it seemed like a very healthy, good opportunity for people to get out and enjoy themselves for a good cause.”
In the Championship Flight, Trinidad Golf Association Hotshots took first place with a score of 151, with Closets Full Storage taking second with 157 points. In the First Flight, Fireball Four took first place with 156 points and Mt. San Rafael Hospital came in second with a score of 165.
Dictionaries will be given to students in the coming weeks, having already been ordered Hoffman explained. He also shared that these weren’t your normal, boring dictionaries. In an age of searching for something at your fingertips via the internet, Hoffman said they felt it was an important skill to be able to find things in a book.
“Instead of just your standard Webster dictionary, it has pictures in it and more descriptions that are a lot easier for them to understand,” said Hoffman. “Rather than just hitting up Google and asking how to spell something, I think it’s meaningful to know how to look something up in a physical dictionary.”
Over the past 17 years, the club has contributed over 3500 dictionaries and spent over $40,000.00 in acquiring the illustrated books.
Trinidad Rotary Club Scramble-Hotball Golf Tournament results
Closest to Pin Hole 5/14 – John Tucker
Closest to Pin Hole 7/16 – Brett Plant
Championship Flight First Place – Trinidad Golf Association-Hotshots (Score 151)
Brooke Lucero, Shawn Maes, Mike Ridolfi, David Holman,
Championship Flight Second Place – Closets Full Storage (Score 157)
Cameron Cummings, Ryan Coberly, Jordan Apple, Scott Sandlin
First Flight First Place – Fireball Four (Score 156)
Brenda Felthager, Roger Linn, Sandi Smith, Dave MacTivish
First Flight Second Place – Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Score 165)
Guido Pachelli, Rob Lucero, Lynda Pachelli, Kim Lucero