2023 Parnelli Golf Tournament a Day to Remember
Who says you shouldn’t attempt to host a golf tournament in Las Vegas in December? While it’s true that the odds for rain and wind (if not snow) increase substantially that late in the season, PLSN/FOH’s Terry Lowe and Greg Gallardo took that gamble and, along with close to 100 participants, won big time with mild weather and spectacular views of the Las Vegas valley from a new venue for the sold-out Dec. 2 event, the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, NV.
Apart from the new environs, many of the features of this year’s event mirrored the success of the 2022 golf tournament: a chilly but clear-weather 8 a.m. shotgun start followed by mid-day warmth from the desert sun that had most players peeling off layers of fleece as they played the moderately challenging course for the first time (except for the hardy few who showed up in short-sleeve shirts and shorts from the start.)
Another echo from 2022’s event were the sponsors who enabled the 2023 Parnelli Golf Tournament to happen, led by returning main sponsor, IntelliEvent, with another big assist from CHAUVET. Other sponsors include 3G, 4Wall, AES (Advanced Entertainment Services), CPR Tent & Events, Elation Professional, Encompass Event Group, Liberty Press Nevada, Main Light, NovaStar, Quail Financial Solutions, ROE Visual and Solotech.
The team from IntelliEvent went home with the top trophies (and bragging rights) for first place in the tournament, followed by the team from Main Light in second place and a two-way tie for third, with Quail Financial and another team from IntelliEvent chalking up the same score. (The attempt by a Sharpie-wielding prankster who inked “17” in a blank spot for his team while passing by the scoreboard in the line for the barbecue lunch did not succeed in getting recognized, of course, and the rightful winners were lauded with their low scores of 54, 56 and 64, respectively).
Other prizes were bestowed for Longest Drive (Max Marsico), Closest to the Pin (Tyler Fraschetti), and Longest Putt (Greyson Gallardo), and raffle prizes included an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, golf clubs, a free ad in PLSN or FOH magazine and more.
With Formula 1 racing settling in for the long haul in Las Vegas each November for the foreseeable future (it roars back into town Nov. 21-23, 2024 for the second year in its 10-year contract), next year’s LDI show (and the Parnelli golf tournament) will most likely return in December 2024 as well.
As always, you can get the latest update at www.parnelliawards.com/golf.