The annual Fred “Hammer” Williamson celebrity golf event benefiting the Wounded Warriors Foundation should be part of your next Palm Springs vacation.
If you are a golfer, the annual Fred “Hammer” Williamson celebrity golf should be part of your next Palm Springs vacation.
past December I had the chance to attend this star studded event which
paired celebrities from the world of sports and Hollywood in a scramble
format with amateur golfers. And it was all for a good cause, raising
money for the Wounded Warrior Project a 501 (c)(3) charity that helps
returning soldiers from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
of the celebrities that appeared at the 2010 event were Jim Brown,
Elgin Baylor, Jay Johnstone, Bobby Winkles, Jamaal Wilkes, Tommy Davis,
Willie Gault and others from the world of sports and show biz.
Benz agreed to donate a 2010 Cabriolet as a hole-in-one prize on the
16th hole. Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the car. There
were also prizes awarded to the winning team as well as closest to the
hole and long drive competition. The cost for a round of golf, the
pairings party, award ceremony and to mingle with the celebrities at the
awards dinner was an all – inclusive price of $ 150.00.
Well worth it, in my opinion.
Carlson Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert hosted the pairings party and
those who turned out were treated to great food, wine and prizes.
golf event is held annually at the Indian Canyons Resort in Palm
Springs the first Friday in December starting with a continental
breakfast and color guard presentation is truly one of the most fun
experiences I have ever had on a golf course.
Oh yes, did I mention that I played 18 holes with my idol… Laker legend Elgin Baylor.
Truly a great event benefiting a very worthy cause.