ALLEN -- Following the huge success of its inaugural golf event last May, Bone Daddy's House of Smoke held its '2nd First Ever Golf Challenge' at TopGolf Allen. In spite of the fact that it was a sizzling Monday afternoon with temperatures exceeding the 100 degree mark, 350 golfers -- cost to play was$495 per team (six players) -- showed up to participate and support he Dallas-based charity Dress For Success.
The charity's mission is "to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life." The fact that 8-of-10 employees that work for Addison-based Bone Daddy's are female made Dress for Success the ideal fit when choosing a philanthropic partner.
While last year's event was a great time, Bone Daddy's opted to do it bigger this year by more than doubling the number of Bone Daddy's girls in attendance and bringing in Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket's top-rated afternoon-drive program The Hardline featuring Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson to do a live remote broadcast.
For those who have played in sold-out charity golf events on regulation 18-hole golf courses, everyone knows it is not uncommon for the pace of play -- translation: time spent in the scorching Texas sun -- to go well over five hours. Much of that time is spent waiting on players in front of you who think they are Tiger Woods and examine their putts from every angle only to leave it ten feet short. And these golf events max out at 144 players.
One of the highlights about Bone Daddy's hosting its annual golf event at TopGolf Allen is the fact that anyone out in the hitting bays on any of the three levels are literally a few steps from the air-conditioned bar/eatery areas. Since each ball is tied to its player by virtue of a microchip, there is no 'pencil-whipping' and with no waiting on any other team, there is no 'slow-play' factor.
While final numbers were not immediately available, it was already assured that Bone Daddy's second golf event had raised more than its predecessor and crossed the $19k mark. For further information on Bone Daddy's and its events, visit its Facebook page.
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