8th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, May 13, 2023

Crosswinds – 9am Shotgun

We hope you will plan to join us.


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7th Annual "Chipping for Charity" Golf Tournament

Results are in! Great day on the course in support of the Pooler Lions Club.

SAVE THE DATE and join us next year on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

The Pooler Lions Club held their 7th Annual “Chipping for Charity” Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 7th at Crosswinds Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament will fund the Pooler Lions Club Charity Fund and support their work helping the blind and visually impaired. Although Vision is one of their major areas, they are also involved in the community with Environmental, Childhood Cancer, Diabetes and Hunger service projects.

Thanks to all our golfers who came to enjoy this beautiful day on the course as well as a delicious lunch, awards ceremony, and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Unfortunately, no one won the Hole-in-One challenge for the $1,000 cash prize or the Ice Cream for a Year donated by The Ice Cream Stop.

Golf Chairman, Linda Saytanides stated, “We were excited to have 126 golfers for our 7th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament. We have steadily grown over the years and continue to be more successful each year. We had 54 hole sponsors and 74 businesses supporting us with prizes, raffles and goody bag items. We are very thankful for all the community support. Please mark your calendars now to join us next year at Crosswinds on Saturday, May 13, 2023.”

We are proud to present the Tournament Winners. The first place team was ‘Get in the Hole’ with David Dibernardo, Joseph Thompson, Steve Addington and Mike Russo.   Second place team was ‘Crosswinds’ with John Walden, James Walden, Darrell Harris and Jeff Martin. The third place team was ‘Bird Killers’ with Kenny Bibb, Zeth Flowers, Michael Todd and Buddy Deal. First Place Top Scoring Public Safety Team Award went to Georgia Ports Police, ‘Bogies and Stogies’ with Lou Manuel, Kenny Deloach, Ken Leidy and Larry Middleton. The 2nd Place Top Scoring Public Safety Team Awards went to ‘Pooler Police’ with Nick Clay, Cory Barella, Nick Heintzman, and Brad Winn. Longest Drive at 354 yards went to Nick Clay of the ‘Pooler Police’ and Closest to the Pin at 9’ 3.5” went to Jack Meade of ‘Jack’s Hackers’. Our top teams received gift certificates to play at area golf courses.

We also recognized our Most Senior Team aptly named ‘The Old Men’ with Dave Renton, Joe McKinney, Warren Newton and Al Bruce. Our three Lady Golfers were also recognized – Sarah DeVaro, Nicole Tenney and Alyssa Marburger. We also awarded our Last Place Team ‘Fore Eyes’ of Children’s Eye Institute of Savannah – John DeVaro, Sarah DeVaro, Joe Gold and John Riley. They were awarded a gift certificate to Crosswinds Golf Course so they can practice and join us again on the course in 2023.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations. Eagle Sponsors were: The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce, Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, Great Dane and Mitsubishi Power. Birdie Sponsors were: Georgia Eye Institute-Judith Piros, MD, Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union, Children’s Eye Institute of Savannah, Pooler Veterinary Hospital and Lighthouse Financial.

Hole Sponsors were: All American Pressure Cleaning, Andrews and Sanders Law Office, Angel Learning Center, Atlantic HVAC & Property Care, Atlantic Packaging Corp, Bank of Newington, CFG Wealth Management LLC, Christ Presbyterian Church, Coastal Pro Cleaners, LLC, Coca-Cola Savannah, Country Financial – Jerry Bogus Agency, Dairy Queen of Pooler, David Saba Realty Team, Dentistry at Godley Station, DNA Custom Computer Repair, Downtime Fleet Management Services, Inc., Edward Jones – Veronica Voisine, E’s Delights – The Real Kookie Man, Food Lion, Freedom Boat Club, Georgia Ports Authority, Global Life Liberty National Div.-Cannington Agency, Godley Station Animal Hospital Great American Cookies-Pooler, Great Oaks Bank, Harbor Mortgage Company, Heitmann & Associates, LLC, Lovezzola’s Pizza Family Restaurant, Low Country Eye Care, Luann Zorn-Zipperer – Landmark24 Realty, Marie Houben, Realtor Coldwell Bank, Miller’s Coins & Currency, Modish Nails & Spa, OASIS Irrigation and Lighting, Paracord by TAZ, Parkway Salon, Pat Parker Agency – State Farm Insurance, Penny Rafferty Realty, Piggly Wiggly, Port City Animal Hospital, Roberts Oxygen, Rocky’s New York Deli and Italian Catering, Scooter & Sophie Children’s Boutique, Snazzy Nails, SouthCoast HEALTH Russell Sliker, MD, Southern Crown Partners, Sport Clips, Terry Carter Allstate, The Horne Law Firm, The Station at Savannah Quarters, Thomas C Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, World of Beer, and Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control.

Thanks to our Official Event Sponsors:    Beverage: Coca-Cola, Breakfast: McDonalds, and Goody Bag:  4 the Jewel N U.

Thanks also to our Eagle-in-Kind Advertising Supporters: Pooler Magazine and Effingham Magazine produced by J. DelSUR Marketing Group, The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce, Crosswinds Golf Club, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Savannah Morning Newspaper and Savannah Master Calendar.

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80 East. Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated. The Lions Club motto is “Service from the Heart”.

A Look at the 2022 Tournament

A Look at Last Year's Chipping for Charity Tournaments!

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Eagle and Birdie Sponsors – to receive the full benefit of your Sponsorship Package, payment is due Friday, January 14, 2022.  

Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 4% convenience charge and have been adjusted.

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    Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 4% convenience charge and have been adjusted.  

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