The sixth annual Three Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic was held May 9 at the Laguna Beach Ranch to benefit SchoolPower. The event sold out at record speed and raised over $65,000 to support students enrolled in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.
Eighty-eight barefoot golfers kicked off the afternoon festivities with a friendly four- or five-person nine-hole competition. As in previous years, players tackled non-traditional shots, including teeing off wearing oven mitts and using a pool cue to shoot the ball.
“This year’s Barefoot Golf Event was the most memorable community golf experience ever,” said Craig Strong, a Laguna Beach parent and executive chef of Larsen, in a press release. “What Mark Christy and The Ranch have created is so much fun and definitely very Laguna Beach.”
Tournament sponsor and LBUSD parent Andrea Ballesteros and his team at Ballesteros Real Estate Group hosted the 5.5 hole, where golfers competed in a chipping contest for a gift basket from the Ranch’s pro shop and a selection of Comisario tequilas.
“We are so grateful to be part of the Barefoot Classic. The event and everyone involved is laid back and ready to have a great time and support our schools,” Ballesteros said in a press release. like spending time with your closest friends for a good cause!”
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