As he walked softly to the green on the 16th hole, U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Col. Enrique Young was hesitant to think that his 5-wood off the tee could have rolled into the hole. Young, who has been golfing only three years, compared the feeling to looking over the edge of a bridge.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Young, whose shot was perhaps the biggest highlight of the DC Touchdown Club Golf Tournament benefiting Patriot Point on Monday at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville.
The tournament raised money for Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Young, who served 29 years in the Army, did two tours abroad, in Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2007. He retired in 2015 and is an entrepreneur with his own security company. He was among a group of veterans to play in the tournament, joined by Military Bowl Foundation board members, DC Touchdown Club Executive Committee and others.
“What a great event!” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “It was wonderful to see so many people come together and raise money for an amazing cause!”
Tournament sponsors included Gold Sponsor, Kimsey Foundation; Silver Sponsor, Comcast NBC Universal; Bronze Sponsor, American Athletic Conference; dinner sponsor, Mission BBQ; beverage cart sponsor, Federal Resources; Touchdown Club sponsors, 3M and Capital Bank, N.A.; hole sponsors, ACC, Dover International Speedway and Annie & Paul Norman. Beck also thanked TW Perry for its continued support of Patriot Point, as well as Woodmont Country Club for hosting the event.
The Byrne family foursome of Jeb, Will, Luke and John won another DC Touchdown Club Golf Tournament, while P.J. Kennedy and Lindsey Dickinson Baynard won the long drive contest and Colin Parker won the closest to the hole.
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The DC Touchdown Club is working on events for the fall and Touchdown Club members will enjoy first-class hospitality at the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.dctouchdownclub.com or follow @DCTouchdownClub on Twitter.