On my ultimate travel to Palm Springs I had the chance to take part in the yearly Childhelp Superstar Golfing Invitational at Porcupine Creek and the Indian Wells Golfing Hotel held each and every January within the California wasteland.
As a result of I’m an avid golfer, my pals and I put in combination a foursome that integrated actor, manufacturer and soccer famous person Fred “the Hammer” Williamson for 2 days of implausible golfing motion.
At the first day our crew was once picked up on the Hyatt Grand Champions In Indian Wells the place we had been taken to the non-public property of Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison. Referred to as Porcupine Creek this property and personal golfing path is situated in Rancho Mirage up towards the mountain. It’s surrounded by way of probably the most gorgeous grounds I’ve ever noticed. Along with a personal place of dwelling of 35,000 ft, the grounds include 4 visitor properties the smallest of which is 4,000 ft.. Take into account that, our day of golfing in this one – of – type assets was once like spending an afternoon within the Lawn of Eden.
Our 2d day of golfing was once performed on the Indian Wells Golfing Hotel at the Superstar Direction. Identified for its neatly maintained vegetables and serene surroundings this path is adjoining to the very ritzy IW Membership. The Membership and the path had been closed for the development, however I keep in mind that it’s usually open to the general public.
At the side of the 2 days of golfing got here the 3 nights of events that have been held at Hyatt Grand Champions Ballroom. Our better halves joined us for those festivities and the meals and leisure was once most sensible drawer.
Baseball nice Johnny Bench was once the highest superstar winner over the process the 2 day tournament and I had a possibility to speak to Johnny, who performed along with his son. As well as, there have been any other twenty or so celebrities participated within the tournament, each and every of them paired with a distinct other crew over the process the 2 days of golfing. Amongst one of the most different day-to-day celebrities that I noticed, had been baseball Corridor of Famer Steve Garvey, soccer participant & actor Ed Marinaro, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer from KISS, Dancing with the Stars persona Tony Dovolina, All My Kids Actor John Callahan, and lead singer from the rock crew Loverboy Mike Reno. Beside the golfing awards, there have been different honors that had been prolonged to people who were massive supporters of ChildHelp.
At the first night time, donors like Ron and Sherrie Auen from the Berger basis and “Wild Invoice” Invoice Laughlin had been amongst those who had been congratulated for his or her untiring paintings and generosity. There have been additionally silent and reside auctions which introduced in lots of greenbacks to assist the charity. The spotlight of that tournament got here when “Wild Invoice” donated $100,000 to assist construct an outside sport middle. It was once implausible as mouths dropped and breaths gasp on the generosity that was once prolonged.
Because the night drew to an in depth we had been entertained by way of the sleek sounds of singer Jon Secada together with numerous bands that performed the overall night time, permitting visitors the chance to sing their own praises their dance strikes.
All – in – all a good time was once had by way of my crew and you’ll be able to make certain that this tournament is on my calendar for subsequent season.
Supply by way of Mitchell Sussman