The sun broke out in time for the shotgun start to Helicopter Foundation International’s (HFI) Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, and stayed throughout the event. The tournament was held on Sunday, March 1, at the beautiful Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida. The warm sun was welcomed by the many players who came to support HFI’s scholarship program, escape the confines of winter, and kick off another successful HAI HELI-EXPO!
The players were treated to a box lunch before heading out to play the tournament, which was held in a scramble format. A highlight on the 18-hole course was the hole-in-one challenge, located at the 8th hole. All the players had a shot at the prize, but those darn balls went everywhere except in the hole!
Upon conclusion of play and return to the clubhouse, a terrific barbeque after-play dinner awaited the participants. Contest awards and drawings brought the day of fun to a close. And so, another memorable tournament was concluded for a worthy cause. All tournament proceeds help fund HFI’s scholarships for pilot and maintenance students pursuing careers in rotorcraft aviation.
HFI wishes to thank all the players for their committed participation. And a special thanks goes to the generous sponsors of the 2015 tournament, without whose support this great day would not have been possible:
Golf Tournament Golf Cart Sponsor • Hillsboro Aviation
Golf Tournament Beverage Cart Sponsor • Airbus Helicopters
Golf Tournament Lunch • Hillcrest Aircraft Company
Golf Tournament Contest Sponsor, Hole-in-One • Jet Support Services, Inc.
Golf Tournament Eagle Sponsor • Pratt & Whitney Canada; ITT Enidine
Golf Tournament Birdie Sponsor • $1,500 • Caledonian Insurance Group, Inc.
Golf Tournament Par Sponsor • Aero Products Component Services; Morgan Stanley