Bova ace; Giant Steps, Face of Change benefit tourneys
A lot can happen in the span of 40 years, but for Sonoma’s Tom Bova, 40 years of playing golf, a lot of pars, birdies and fun was what Bova had to look back on. That all changed this past Dec. 11, when he and his playing companion, Casey Tatarian, headed out to Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa.
Stepping to the 12th tee with a 6-hybrid, Bova ignored the intimidating water and bunkers and found the hole for an ace from 158 yards out.
The affable Bova, who was a fixture working at several restaurants throughout the Valley over the years, is playing more golf than he has in years, and hopes that means that it won’t take another 40 years before he sees his next ace.
Monday, June 10, will see the inaugural Giant Steps Charity Golf Tournament taking place at the Sonoma Golf Club, with the event benefiting the therapeutic equestrian center in nearby Petaluma.
For the event, a four-some costs $750, individual players can register for $195. Price includes access to the driving range, lunch, golf, cart, longest drive and closet to the pin competitions, along with a reception and auction after the tournament finishes.
There are also several different sponsorship levels available. For more information, or to sign up, visit giantstepsriding.org.
The ninth annual Face of Change Golf Tournament will be played at Sonoma Golf Club on Monday, April 8, and benefit El Verano Elementary School, with the entry fee for the event being $175 a player, which includes golf and a cart, lunch and a reception and dinner.
There’s also a raffle including prizes highlighted by a round for four at the Sonoma Golf Club and stays at Fairmont hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and the Sonoma Mission Inn, as well as dinners and spa treatments. For dinner only, the cost is $50.
The tournament starts at 10 a.m. when the driving range opens, with the tourney’s shotgun start set for noon, followed by the reception and raffle at 4:30, with dinner and awards beginning at 6 p.m.
For more details, or to sign up, contact Maite Iturri at El Verano Elementary School, 935-6050.