SAINTS OUT IN FORCE TO SUPPORT SAINTS HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNEY
47 current and former New Orleans Saints players and coaches were on hand to support the Saints Hall of Fame Museum at the 19th Annual Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic Monday, May 24 at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner.
For the fourth consecutive year, the tournament was a sellout. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Saints Hall of Fame Museum, located at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Louisiana Superdome. The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is open on all Saints game days three hours prior to game time and for 45 minutes following each game. The museum is also open by appointment during the week by calling (504) 309-1004 Ext. 209 for a fee of $7 per person or $5 per group of 10 or more.
The winning teams in this year's golf event included a significant New Orleans Saints presence. The UBS Corporation team of Craig Galatas, Jeff Young, S. Larocca and Rob Trueting, along with New Orleans Saints Troy Evans and Troy Humphreys posted the top net score of 49 in the best ball, scramble format.
The low gross score was posted by the Aims Group, Incorporated team of Kirk Juneau, Tommy L'Hoste, Al Courcelle, Harry Nedoma, Jarrett Walker and New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley.
Colby Duhon of the Dynamic Production Services team won the closest to the hole competition on the 11th hole, driving to within 8 feet, 10 inches of the pin on the 165 yard par 3 hole.
PGA Tour professional and New Orleans native Kelly Gibson and Cox Louisiana sponsored a "Beat The Pro" competition on the Par 3 seventh hole, raising money for the Saints Hall of Fame Museum.
A total of 187 golfers participated in the one-flight event. 18 restaurants provided food on the course. Head Coach Sean Payton addressed the audience of golfers at the awards luncheon and auction in the clubhouse and thanked all current and former Saints players for their participation while pledging continued support to helping the Saints Hall of Fame Museum continue to grow.