13th annual Taste of Golf hosts top area chefs for a good cause

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The 13th annual Taste of Golf event benefitting the First Tee of North Florida was held June 28 at TPC Sawgrass.

The culinary event showcases top area chefs from private clubs and resorts in the region. Those in attendance came from Deerwood Country Club, Hammock Beach Resort, Hidden Hills Country Club, San Jose Country Club, TPC Sawgrass, Marsh Landing Country Club, Sawgrass County Club, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club/Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club, the River Club/Epping Forest Yacht Club, Atlantic Beach Country Club, 3 Palms Grille at the Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass and Jacksonville Golf & Country Club.

Nicky Sparrow served as the 2018 event chair, and Action News Jax anchor John Bachman emceed the evening’s activities, which also included live music from local band Hit Parade and a silent auction. Items in the auction included jewelry, golf equipment, hotel and restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia and more. Guest judges of the food included Nate Mayo, Lauren Titus, Jessica Morgan, Thomas “Tito” Ward and Scott Schwartz. Cisco and Pivot Technology Solutions served as presenting sponsors.

While Taste of Golf is designed for food, fun and entertainment, it also brings together a network of supporters of the First Tee and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser. The program provides children of all demographics and abilities the opportunity to grow their character foundation while learning the game of golf. In 2017, the organization impacted 111,028 children in North Florida.

For more information on the First Tee, visit https://www.thefirstteenorthflorida.org/.

The Ponte Vedra Recorder was proud to serve as a sponsor of this event.

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