GARLAND -- The 2013 edition of the Hooters DFW Babes & Birdies golf tournament took place on July 22 at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland. This year's sold out event (144 players, 2 groups of four players on all 18 tee boxes) benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The action got underway with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Firewheel's Lakes Course. While this was technically a golf tournament, the day was really about fun and supporting the charity. We did see plenty of errant drives and a few shots that would have been helped out by one of Judge Smails' infamous foot wedges from Caddyshack, but did not see any clubs being thrown in frustration. The cost of $400 per team or $100 per player provided them with the golf, on-course beverages, breakfast, lunch and prizes.
As golfers arrived to the tee boxes, they were greeted by some of DFW's hottest Hooters girls with games and free samples of drinks. While all of the ladies were available for photo ops, one of the more fortunate golfers was able to convince Emily from the Addison Hooters to tee off for him on the 6th hole. The group watched as she ripped the drive over 200 yards, split the fairway and in the process gave the foursome their best shot.
Kris (aka Miss Hooters Plano), fresh from her trip to Las Vegas for the Miss Hooters International Pageant, was also on hand as she made the trek around the course to take pictures with the golfers. Following the round of golf, the players convened in the open-air Tournament Pavilion for a BBQ lunch and a raffle with a plethora of items that included an autographed jersey from Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki, neon signs, golf clubs, golf bags and more.
A successful day was had by all and a special thanks goes out to Hooters for choosing a golf course with plenty of shade for those of us who were out in the sweltering heat.
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