Swing for the Symphony


CSOL's First Ever Golf Tournament is a Rousing Success

After a year of planning, as October 7th approached, the "Swing for the Symphony" committee took a collective breath and prayed for good weather. The forecast was not good. With a hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, it looked like we were in for clouds and rain, with a chance of thunderstorms. Morning skies were dark, but miraculously, as tee time approached, the clouds parted and the sun shone on what proved to be an extremely successful event.

Arriving at the Kiawah Island Club's River Course, players were greeted by the rousing strains of a piper, all decked out in his kilt regalia. After a creative and amusing golf clinic set to classical music, players were off for 18 holes of golf. They were nourished by freshly made lunches on the course. Late afternoon, our players and their spouses gathered at the clubhouse for last-minute bids on silent auction items and chances on the $100 gift bags, plus cocktails and dinner, set to the festive sounds of the CSO's Brass Quintet.

Cecily and John Ward, our co-chairs, emceed the program, announcing the winners, both of the tournament, and of the silent auction. But as the day concluded, it seemed that we were all winners – golfers, committee members, sponsors, donors, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, as they all played a part in an extremely successful event. While final figures are not yet in, we estimate the event raised $55,000 to $60,000.

The tournament winners were: 1st Place, Lisa Quadrini, Thomas Gerhardt, Andrew Smith, and David Nettina; 2nd place, David McCallum, Custis Byars, Jane Pardus, and Dean Haeusser; 3rd place, Terry Brennan, Barre Butler, Hampton Avant, and Robert Packard. Closest-to-the-Pin winners were Pat Murphy and Darlene Murphy.

Committee members included:
Co-Chairs: Cecily and John Ward
Event Treasurer: Gwen Gilmore
Sales: Randy Gilmore, Paul Hilstad, Jack Koach, Wayne Mickiewicz, Don Reid
Publicity: Carolyn Witte
Food & Beverage: Anna and Wayne Mickiewicz, Lisa Quadrini
Gift Bags: Margaret Strauss, Nancy Austin, Kate Hayn
Silent Auction and Grab Bags: Julie Fenimore and Kitty Reid
Onsite Volunteers: Becky Hilstad
Photography: Wally Briedis





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 Sincere thanks from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. to our “Swing for the Symphony” Golf Tournament Sponsors and Donors!

Kiawah Island Real Estate
Skanska/Trident Construction
Frank and Kate Hayn, Jr.
Terminix Service, Inc.
Wilmington Trust Company
Lisa Quadrini/UBS Financial Services
Hole Sponsors and Other Donors: 
Samuel Adams
The Andover Group – UBS-Charlotte
David Ayers’ Lowcountry Custom Golf
Beached Dog
Ellen Berrier
Black Rock – Sally Hogan
Birds of Prey
J.J. Butcher, PGA Assistant Professional
Carolina Clay Gallery
Chamber Music Charleston
Charleston Kayak at Middleton Place
Charleston RiverDogs
Charleston Stage
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier
Coastal Footwear
Coastal Palms – Island Apparel
Ralla and Jim Coker
Colorchrome Atlanta
David and Gail Corvette Family Charitable Trust
Doin’ the Charleston
Doonbeg Golf Club
Lewis Driskell, Kiawah Island Real Estate
Bob Durand Design
Evans/Tramount Group – Morgan Stanley
Firefly Vodka
First Trust Company – Eric Daley
First Trust Securities – John O’Sullivan
Footlight Players
Fork Catering and Restaurant
Randy and Gwen Gilmore
Ron Hacker
Harbour Club
34 Hasell Street B&B
Hege’s Restaurant
Gordon and Jeannie Hillock
Paul and Becky Hilstad
Indigo Books
Ken and Sue Ingram
Invesco – Andrew Stevenson
Irvin-House Vineyards
Island Bike and Surf Shop
Java Java
Jazz Artists of Charleston
April, Gary and Tiger Kanew
Pamela Keefe
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
King Street Grille
Jennifer Koach Art
John Kotz, Photographer
Allison Lang
Reinert LePrince Fine Art
Cisco Lindsay, Artist
Middleton Place Foundation
Phyllis Miller
Nearly New
Newton Farms
North Carolina Dance Theater
Over the Rose Art Studio
Palmetto Carriage
Palmetto Island, featuring Tommy Bahama
Carol Preisinger, LPGA Professional
Papaya Island
Kathy Pease
Claudia Ann Porter and Stuart Hotchkiss
Carol Preisinger, LPGA Professional
Eloise Pingry
Red’s Ice House
Don and Kitty Reid
Rosebank Farm
Jimmy Ryan, Piper
Schoen Ace Hardware
Sandy Scott, Artist
Sea Coast Sports and Outfitters
Seabrook Island Golf Club
Margaret and Bud Strauss
Jim Stuckey, Kiawah Island Real Estate
Synergy Day Spa
The Golf Club at Briars Creek
The Links at Stono Ferry
The Maverick Group
The Old Rangoon
The Spot
Tidal Trails Kayak
Total Wine & More
Caroline Street Trickey, Artist
Tuesday Trotters
Vincent’s Drug Store
John and Cecily Ward
Water Dog Paddle Company
Edwin Watts
Zero George Street

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