Over 130 golfers had fun and helped raise money for worthy charities and student scholarships on Thursday, May 5th at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area’s third annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble. Second Place winners shown are Dwight Hooks, David Snell, Gary Englert and Chris Warford from Team Community Bank of Texas.
Over 130 golfers had fun and helped raise money for worthy charities and student scholarships on Thursday, May 5th at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area’s third annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 E. in Humble.
The festivities started at 7 a.m. with registration, goodie bags and breakfast tacos with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Players competed for a chance to win the $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest and the $5,000 Putting Contest. There were also nearly two dozen generous raffle prizes available at the virtual silent auction.
As golfers concluded play, a box lunch and light refreshment was served with plenty of spirits available for purchase. Players were entertained with a live performance from Humble Middle School’s student band playing mariachi music for the occasion.
A dozen trophies were awarded to teams placing first, second or third place on the course. While we’re sorry to report no one won the big prize money of $10,000 or $5,000, everyone had fun trying to win it.
Raffle prizes included everything from a beach buggy filled with assorted liquid spirits and a beach umbrella, to a traveler’s gift basket to coolers of fine cuts of FAA student raised beef, chicken and pork and plus an assortment of every other type of gift basket you could imagine.
The weather threatened early but thankfully cooperated the entire day.  It was a great day to raise money for charity and play the Tour 18 Golf Course.
Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Winners were: First Place: ABZB Carrier Services Team – Derrick Brent, Julian Bustamante, Blaine Bailess and Ozzy Martinez; Second Place: Community Bank of Texas Team – Dwight Hooks, David Snell, Gary Englert and Chris Warford; Third Place: MK Price Team – Brandon Phetteplace, Charlie Mischel, Chip Webb, and Andy Whittington. Other winners were: Longest Drive: Sean Grimes of Edward Jones; Closest to the Pin: John Hendrex of Lee Insurance; Putting Contest Qualifiers: Matt Braky of Third Coast Bank; Gary Englert of Community Bank of Texas; Jeff Miller of Rose Realty, and Adam Thomas of the Law Firm of Jeff Burnett.
Lake Houston Rotary’s tournament committee chair, Danny Contreras, expressed his thanks and recognition to all the sponsors and players for making this tournament fundraiser possible and for supporting Rotary’s fundraising efforts to help worthy community charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.
They are: Gold Level Executive Club Sponsors: Plains State Bank and Edward Jones; Bronze Level Executive Club Sponsors: The Mint National Bank and Lake Houston Family YMCA; Presenting Sponsor: Plains State Bank; Driving Range Sponsor: Mann Eye Institute; Hole In One Sponsors: Robbins Chevrolet and Duane Johnson; Lunch Sponsor: Community Bank of Texas; Beverage Cart Sponsor: Price Financial; Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Rocket Station; Breakfast Sponsor: San Jacinto College; Putting Contest Sponsor: Kevin Burke DDS; Registration Table Sponsor: ProTank; 4-Way Test Sponsorship; KW Receivables; Hole Sponsors: Humble ISD Vote PAC (5), Rose Realty, The Home Care Family, Banc Card, Casey Eakin Family; and Jennifer Karlstrom.
He also thanked all the Rotarian volunteers for providing a fun experience for the players.
Net proceeds from Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament are used to support these community charities (partial list): Family Time, Including Kids, Society of St. Stephen, Oaks of Righteousness, Family Promise, Re:Mind, Humble Area Assistance Ministries Mission Northeast (HAAM), Holocaust Remembrance Association, WINGS Ministry, Boots for Troops, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Community Response Task Force, Village Learning Center, Lake Houston Family YMCA, Rotary Rose Group, Humble ISD student scholarships and HISD FFA.  These organizations and others all received grants from Lake Houston Rotary during of 2021-22 fiscal year.
Tournament players also had the opportunity to personally examine and purchase raffle tickets to Rotary’s second fundraiser of the week, the raffling of a high-powered, low mileage 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible with 3 LZ performance package. Runner-up prizes were ten $250 gift cards and one annual family pass to the Houston Aquarium. The Rotary Raffle winners were chosen on Saturday, May 7th at the Generation Park Block Party and shared live on the club’s Facebook page. The grand prize winner of the Corvette raffle was Floyd Barr.
Tour 18 provided a unique experience for players competing in Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament as the course is a painstaking reproduction of some of the most renowned holes in the history of golf. The holes at Tour 18 replicate the tournament challenges faced by some of the great legends of golf. For more information about Tour 18 visit https://www.tour18golf.com/
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members and guests meet at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays for their weekly lunch meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood.

The Summer Creek Satellite Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., at Generation Park 3rd floor Nimble Office Suite, 250 Assay St., Houston.
For more information about Rotary or membership, visit www.LHARotary.com or search for our Facebook page @LakeHoustonAreaRotary.