Bobby Bonds wins TSHOTSGOLF Longdrive 

Wells Fargo Celebrity Golf Classic
Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association
Held at Ancala Country Club, Scottsdale, AZBobby Bonds

When Bobby Bonds was a 22 year old outfielder in his first major league game, playing for the Giants against the Dodgers June 25, 1968 in Candlestick Park, he became the first player in the 20th century to collect a grand slam in his debut.

Highlights in Bobby's career include the 1973 All-Star Game. Recall that Bobby collected MVP Honors replacing starter Billy Williams in the fourth inning then, smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning as the National League earned the victory. Bobby Bonds was the 4th 30-homer, 30-steal player in ML history as well. Other stats:

OF-DH/1968-81 .268 batting average 332 homers 1,024 RB 461 stolen bases

  Five-time    30-30 man

Gold Glove in 1971, '73-'74 All-Star in 1971, '73, '75

 

 

So, it was no surprise that  Bobby Bonds, playing for the COX Communications Team in the Wells Fargo Celebrity Golf Classic , won the TSHOTSGOLF Long Drive Contest on the treacherous No.1 handicap 2nd hole at Ancala Country Club.

Bobby selected a TSHOTS M56 Titanium 9 Driver with Tour XX shaft and smashed a 320 yard drive into a 20MPH  headwind. The club is now in his bag. (Bobby has since added an M421 12 and M421 25 both with Tour Stiff shafts.)

Thanks, Bobby, for playing, being a great athlete and most of all for contributing your time to a great cause.

Other notables:  Jake Plummer, a great supporter of Alzheimer’s Association, led the first group out. He smoked a draw into the slice headwind but  was later bested by Bobby’s effort. Joe Garagiola, as always, made a good showing in support of the event, along with 3 TV’s Dan Davis, Indy driver Billy Boat,  Detroit Tiger’s Home Run King Harman Killebrau along with the indomitable Danny White, Big Trey Junken, and racing great Tom Sneva (his group would not let him pilot the golf cart…imagine that.)

Beautiful AncalaKudos to Ancala C.C., it's gracious members and staff and the hard working people at the Arizona Alzheimer's Association and Maricopa County Sports Commission for their tireless efforts to make this charity event a success.

 

The fourth annual Wells Fargo Celebrity Golf Classic benefits  both the Alzheimer's Association and the Maricopa County Sports Commission.

TSHOTSGOLF is proud to have participated in this fundraiser.     
Ancala Country Club, Scottsdale, AZ     February 28, 2000  

  

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