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Community and local news enthusiasts rejoice at third annual fundraising golf outing

It was a Record day at Wilmette Golf Club Friday, Sept. 15 — heck, there was even a hole in a single.

The Record Open drew its largest funding total due to its highest participation within the third annual event held at Wilmette Golf Club.

Golfers enjoyed outstanding weather, a round of golf, contests, prizes, raffles, and food and drinks within the early-evening affair, but just one team enjoyed the fun of victory.


The winning team of Ben Warner, Mark Summerville, Adam Shulz and Michael Kite.

Ben Warner, Michael Kite, Mark Somerville and Adam Shulz bested the sphere with a low-round 12 under par to take home the money prize — sponsored by Gold Sponsor Hometown Coffee and Juice.

Hometown highlighted significant and crucial support from the local business community. Tell Your Story (George and Karen Rafeedie) was the day’s Contest Sponsor, making possible prizes for the Closest to the Pin winner, Ben Warner, and the Longest Drive winners, Andy Dominello and Dianna Ritchie.

They weren’t the one winners on the day. Patrick Sylvester aced Hole No. 16 for his first hole in a single. Coincidentally, Sylvester’s father previously aced the identical hole.

Patrick Sylvester shows off his ball after hitting a hole in a single on Hole 16 at Wilmette Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 15, during The Record Open.

After the competition on the course, the participants gathered near the clubhouse for post-round drinks and dinner from The Lawn. Throughout the celebration, attendees had the possibility to win donated raffle prizes. Bleachers Sports and Music was the Raffle Sponsor, providing quite a few framed pieces and autographs for the raffle. 501 Local restaurant and Good Grapes wine shop, each in Winnetka, also provided raffle prizes.

Hole sponsors were: Central Station Coffee and Tea, Hofherr Meat Co., PAX Group, Ballyhoo Hospitality, R.O.M.E. Sandwich Co., Fred’s Garage, Doug Ryan, Marty Bredemann, Grateful Bites, Ripple Communications, North Shore Country Bank, and Stormy’s Tavern and Grille, and Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.

All of it got here together to boost greater than $3,000 for The Record — funds that may go directly into responsible local reporting for the community.

Annie Miskella and George Rafeedie were the outings star volunteers.

The Record believes that responsible and nonpartisan local news is important to a community’s well-being and often produces that news as a public service. Most of The Record’s reporting is free for all to read. The Record relies on its readers to fund its work through donations and subscriptions.

Events like The Record Open allow The Record to sustain its mission, which incorporates remaining an lively member in the neighborhood.

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