It was a picture perfect Southern California day to spend on the beautiful Valley Course at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club. The 18-hole course meanders through untouched stands of sage and chaparral, California Sycamore and Coastal Live Oaks. Big views and dramatic vistas await you at every turn and tee.
The event kicked off with a photo op with special guests, Holy and Madonna, the rescued cows named and adopted by Ellen and Portia DeGeneres, followed by a shotgun start at 12:00 noon. A gourmet dinner and awards ceremony followed with many amazing raffle prizes and auction items. The day also included a hole-in-one contest where the winner won a new car. The foursome led by John Geraci won the tournament and the foursome which included Danny Masterson, Michael Pena, Gary Valentine and Masterson’s brother Will came in second.
The tournament raised over $34,000 that will will support The Gentle Barn’s ongoing programs that benefit rescued animals and inner city, at-risk and special needs children. “In the future, we hope to open additional facilities across the country in order to provide more children with our unique healing program.” said Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn.
Sponsors included Post Insurance Services, Inc., nikegolf.com, Callaway, Roger Dunn Golf Shops and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”