The American Legion Post 64 golf tournament was at the Legacy Golf Resort on December 7, 2018, and a great time was had by everyone!  The weather, predicted to be rain that would have wreaked havoc with our tournament, cooperated very nicely and we had sunny skies all day.  We all gave a big sigh of relief when that happened.

         We gave away over $4,500.00 in prizes in our raffle, and gave everyone the opportunity to win a new Ford Fusion, a new Mazda 3, or a Harley Davidson Black Motorcycle.  There were no holes-in-one, so no one walked away with any of those modes of transportation, but everyone had fun!  There was a golf ball cannon on one hole that shot the ball over 350 yards.  We even offered the ability to bet on getting in a 15-foot circle on certain par 3 holes to double any bet the golfer was willing to make.  On another par 5 hole, a LPGA pro offered to hit the drive for them for a donation, and many of our golfers participated in that.  Our first-place foursome won $200, second $100 and third place, $60.  We also gave away a dozen American Legion logo Taylor Made golf balls to the ladies’ and men’s long-drive and closest-to-the-pins.  We think with all the prizes and cash, everyone who played went home with a nice gift for participating.  Everyone I talked to said they really enjoyed the tournament and the lunch that followed.  A great time was had by all!

         The Post would like to thank our hole-in-one sponsors at Home Mazda, Berge Ford, and Harley Davidson Chandler for their generosity.  Many others also offered raffle prizes and hole signs including Greulich’s Auto, Cleo’s Skin Care, Trader Joe’s, Texas Roadhouse, Luis Gonzales (Diamondback box seat tickets), New World CBD, Carousel Car Wash, Burrito Company, Hillside Spot Café, Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant, Cruz Tequila, Costco, The Foothills Golf Group, the generous gift of a Rum Basket from the Charltons, 3 art pieces from local artist Kathy Parks, Tilted Kilt, Nello’s, Philly’s Grill, Rigatoni’s Restaurant, Arcis Golf, and Va Bene Restaurant.  All these wonderful gifts made our raffle a huge success.

         A special thanks to Matt Nebel, event coordinator at the Legacy Golf Resort for getting us five  “foursomes” at the last minute, and his excellent assistance before, during, and after the tournament.

         The Legion put almost $4,000.00 in our bank account to help with our activities and assist needy veterans.  We are grateful to our golfers for their generosity and for helping us to meet our goals.  Of course, many thanks to all the Post 64 members who volunteered to help both with the many preparations and the day of the tournament.  You were awesome, all of you!

         We look forward to having our golf tournament again in 2019!

         Check out pictures from the event under the "PHOTOS" tab at the top of this page.  Many thanks to Ed Mangan’s daughter Lisa for being the photographer.