Our 2019 Bill Barr First-Class Golf Classic

Date: Wednesday, September 25 2019

20th Anniversary Bill Barr Memorial Golf Classic Is A Hit!


Enterprise's Trevor Buck takes aim with just a little help from his colleagues.

The ladies of Ward Insurance, Title Sponsor. From left are Angela, Sandy, Josie, Beccah, and Morgan.

4 lovely ladies

The first sign of a great tournament is early arrivals, especially these mainstays from earlier days, from left, Lana, Margee, Pam and quilter extraordinaire, Rosemary.

group of people
Our friends at Meii Construction turned out in force to receive the Raising the Barr Award for 20 years of support for the Golf Classic.
Media Sponsor KEZI sent an appreciative guy in General Sales Manager, Dan O’Brien.
golfer gauntlet
Beware, the gauntlet of the Muller Team.
3 women, one handsome man
These are happy faces of tournament organizers, from left, Jessie Johnnes, Dan Luby, Sarah Firth, and Alli Westerhoff. Do you know which one is a legendary baseball player?

“An above-Barr reunion” describes the 20th anniversary Bill Barr Golf Classic that brought old friends and new to a beloved venue for golf and to help families in SVdP housing.

Thirty-two foursomes took part in morning or afternoon flights, taking time between to share a meal and memories of St. Vinnie’s greatest champion for children.

The intrepid setup committee worked on the eve of the tournament, dodging an electrical storm that prompted the golf pro to call all parties off the course.

Tournament day brought perfect weather and great relief. But in the quiet moments when his friends were scattered in 18 directions, the very breeze seemed to carry the infectious laugh of Bill Barr.

Everybody who participated is a winner. Here are a select few from the tournament:

1st Place: Environment Control Team, mustered by co-owner Ruben Garcia, also of the SVdP Board of Directors.

2nd Place: Our friends from Enterprise Community Investment, a valued partner in affordable housing.

3rd Place: The Frank Elsener Team. Thank you for your years of participation!

Longest Drive, Men: Zeke Sexton

Longest Drive, Women: Marsha Woloszyn

Closest to the Pin: Jayson Davis

The SVdP staff was delighted to present the 2019 “Raising the Barr” award to Meili Construction, a stalwart business partner, and sponsor and participant since the tournament’s inception.

Preliminary indications are that the 2019 Golf Classic was at least as successful as prior events. That translates to much needed programs and resources for the families in SVdP’s 1,400-plus units of affordable housing, and as Bill would remind everyone, especially “FORE the kids!”