HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Local families and friends came out to play at the 4th Annual Kiwanis Family and Friends Mini Golf Tournament, held on May 4, 2024, at the Pink Flamingo Diner. There were five specialty holes for a chance to win cash, ice cream, and free mini golf game certificates.

Seventeen teams showed up for fun and excitement and friendly competition in the Family, Adult and City divisions. Teams consisted of four player and their total scores were added together to determine their finale score.

The Adult competition ended with two teams, the Redeemers and Decades, tied for first place. The Redeemers redeemed themselves, after a loss to Decades in last year’s tournament, in an extra hole playoff. The Winners team took third place.

Another tie for first in the Family competition between the Patriots and Gators ended with Gators winning in the extra hole playoff. The Honey Bees took third place.

In the City competition, the High Springs Fire Department held on to the trophy they won last year by defeating the High Springs Police Department by 23 strokes.

This event was sponsored by: The Pink Flamingo Diner, Portaserve, Cutter Networks, Inc., Waste Pro, Alachua Today Newspaper, The Kronholm Family, The Barber Group, Hilife Projects, Johns Autobody, Campus USA Credit Union, Decades on Main, Thomas R. Weller Esq. and Drop Top Customs.

Tournament prizes for first second and third place were donated by local business: Watershed Restaurant, Florida Creamery, Unique Notions, New York Pizza Plus, Steak-Out, Hardees, Jewelry Works, High Springs Brewing Company, Winn Dixie, Publix Supermarkets and Mrs. Dorsey Travis.

Funds from this event are used immediately for support of needy children and families in Alachua and High Springs

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