Jim Broadwater Memorial Golf Tournament
Jim Broadwater loved golf and he loved Aldridge Gardens. Throughout his battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - or CJD - the Gardens was the place where he frequently found peace, sitting by the lake or picnicking under the shade trees.
Before his death in 2011, Jim decided to make a donation to Aldridge for the creation of a children's nature garden. That led to plans for a wonderful Children's Water Folly to be created by Master Roycrofter Robert Taylor - a piece that will capture the spirit of Jim.
Once completed, the Children's Water Folly will be located behind the boat house. This photo is a model of the imaginative, interactive structure. It will be a decorative addition to the Gardens, but will also have fun and functioning water wheels, pumps and pieces that spin. Think of the game "Mousetrap," only much larger and with water! While the Children's Water Folly will be built for kids, it will appeal to the sense of whimsy in all of us.
Proceeds from the event will help build the Children's Water Folly, and this year, at the 2nd Annual Jim Broadwater Memorial Golf Tournament, we were thrilled to have close to 40 players participate. It was a day that greatly benefited the Gardens, but also a day filled with fun. Here's more:
Two teams tied to win the scramble at -15. The actual winning team won the playoff with a birdie on #18.
First place: Birmingham Fastener
Second place: Aldridge Gardens #1
Longest Drive Winner: Dave Driver - Amerex Corporation
Closest to Pin Winners: Keith Towne - Birmingham Fasteners and Wayne Shupp - Old Friends #1
Play was at RTJ @Oxmoor Valley, Valley Course. Thanks to Eric Pigman and Jonathan Hornsby of Oxmoor Valley for all their help and support, and to Chuck Jones for his support and encouragement.
We'd also like to thank our hole sponsors:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
and prize sponsors:
RTJ at Oxmoor Valley
Thank you to everyone who participated:
and special thanks to Jo Broadwater
"...play it as it lies."