Slicing through summer
By Lance Cpl. Ronald Stauffer
| June 12, 2008
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii --
Ernest Shifflet tees off at the 7th hole during the Single Marine and Sailor Program’s Shank and Slice golf tournament at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course here, June 12.
The tournament is one of many events coordinated by the SM&SP for the 101 Days of Summer Program. The program provides healthy activities for single service members.
“The whole day was fun and we’re out there to have a good time,” Shifflet said.
Shifflet was one of 16 U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines enjoying a day out of the office. The tournament was in a shotgun-format, where teams start at different holes and rotate around the course until they’ve completed all 18 holes.
Although scores were not counted, Shifflet’s team ended their game 10 strokes under. He attributed the team’s outstanding rounds of golf to how well everyone played and being on their game.
“I think the event went splendid and every team is a winner,” said Marcella T. Cisneros, the Hawaii SM&SP coordinator, as she collected score cards when the golfers returned.
When the event was finished, Cisneros put all the teams’ score cards in a hat to be drawn for prizes consisting of golf head covers, water bottles and key chains.