Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Once In A Lifetime Experience

Ten days ago, Vicki and I had the incredible opportunity to share breakfast with, be on the golf course (no ropes) with, have a late lunch with, and watch the Super Bowl with...many of the greatest golfers of all time.

The event was the exclusive Hall of Fame Pro Am for "Devo Strong" at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Florida. The event was to raise money for the recovery and care of Devon Quigley, son of Champions Tour standout Dana Quigley.  Devon suffered severe head and brain injuries in a car accident 14 months ago.  He cannot yet walk or talk but he continues to fight a courageous fight that some doctors thought he'd lose a long time ago.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/sports/golf-legends-were-out-in-full-force-today-at-the-floridian-golf-club-for-the-devo-strong-pro-am#ixzz2K2C0bIIt

The most wonderful aspect of the entire day was the way the game of golf brought that special "Family/Community" of golfers together to support one of their own.

An incredible day was had by all and we were among a lucky few who got to share in it.  Thank you to Hollis Cavner and our friend Arlen Bento, Jr. for the invitation.

Here are some of our memorable images from that day.
The Four Greatest Hall Of Fame Golfers of All Time
No caption necessary!
Ken & Vicki and Bernhard Langer
Dave Stockton giving a Putting Lesson
The King Teeing Off
Ken & Vicki and Ben Crenshaw
Us with Nick Price
All of the Pros who played that day!
This is the helicopter that took Mr. Palmer to the Stuart Airport so he could board his jet back to Orlando.  What an incredible experience I had there. I stood about 25 yards from the helicopter as it started the engine. I could feel a little breeze as the pilot got ready to take off.  Then, when the rotors angled to lift off, I was almost knocked over from the wind. That was one of the coolest experiences I have ever felt...especially knowing the Mr. Arnold Palmer was inside.

I know...it's kind of sappy, but it was a day that Vicki nor I will ever forget.

Ken & Vicki

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