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Golfers brave heat to help local charity at annual tournament

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Golfers, including a world record holder, endured temperatures approaching 110 degrees to compete in the 7th annual Mary Kascht Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefitted the Holy Family Table of Madera. The winning team of Eddie Espinoza, Leonard Lara, Willie Duarte and Joe Menith shot a score of 59.

According to organizers, the seventh year of the tournament may have raised up to $11,000 for the Holy Family Table.

Appearing and exhibiting at Saturday’s tournament on the Madera Municipal Golf Course was Ryan Winther, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the longest drive below 1,000 meter elevation. Winther signed autographs and spoke with fans. For a donation to the Holy Family Table, he also drove players’ balls off the tee. Last year Winther hit the five longest balls in championship history with longest being a drive of 485 yards.

“I enjoy doing these charity events and bringing an added experience for the golfers, plus help raise money for a good cause,” said Winther...


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