Champions of the Bucky Dent Charity Golf Tournament
February 26, 2014 – A few minutes after my interview with Ron Guidry, Goose Gossage and Bucky Dent concluded (see blog entry below), I spent the rest of the day on the golf course with Gossage.
The Hall of Fame closer, along with my wife, Tiana, and my colleagues, Mike Hicks and John Mendez, made up a foursome that competed in Bucky Dent’s 30th annual charity golf outing.
Armed with Gossage’s awe-inspiring drives, and impressive short game of all four golfers, the team birdied six of the final seven holes to finish 10 under par.
Much to everyone’s surprise, that score, coupled with the group’s combined handicap, was good for first place in the tournament. When it was announced that the team had won the tournament, each of the golfers (including Gossage) were beaming with happiness (as you can see in the photo below).
“It was a great day,” Gossage said. “Everyone on our team played great. We really had four ringers out there, and we had a heck of a lot of fun. To win the whole thing, that was awesome.”
–Alfred Santasiere III