About a year ago, right after we had Clark, Bob’s brother Brian was coming to visit (and meet Clark for the first time) from Florida. He went to Virginia Tech also, so we have a lot of mutual friends that live in the Baltimore/DC area. As he and Bob were discussing his upcoming visit, they decided to get some guys together to play golf.
One thing led to another and the Clark Jackson Invitational was born!
Last year they played 2-man scramble with about 12 guys and while the men were on the course, the ladies came to hang out with me and Clark and get ready for the BBQ after! Some pictures from last year:
Because everyone had such a great time last year, we decided to do it again this year. And we weren’t messin’ around! I mean, Bob even got a trophy made with the winners of last year engraved on it!But we’ll get to that…
This year there were 16 guys and they played 4-man scramble, with some other challenges like longest drive, etc. We have a really good friend who works as a golf pro in Florida. He wasn’t able to make it last year or this year, but he has officially been name the commissioner of the CJI and he made awesome score cards again this year using photos of Clark and all the guys playing. The girlfriends/fiancés/wives came to our house to hang out with me. We basically had a baby/dog play date with margaritas! Seriously, there were 4 girls (and one who came a little later), 4 dogs, and 2 babies. And we lost count of the margaritas :-)!
Oh the winners? Yea, it just so happens that both my hubs and my little brother were on the winning team. The 4-some from back left: Andrew Atman, Ben Grossman, Sam (my bro), and Bob. We’ll get the winners’ names engraved on the trophy each year, but keep it at our house for safe-keeping.
Once the BBQ started and the keg was tapped, I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures. We had an awesome time hanging out in the beautiful weather, watching babies and dogs play together, and catching up with old friends. Not to mention eating large quantities of food.
In the end we had 26 adults, 4 babies, and 9 dogs who made appearances at our house at some point on Saturday. It was a blast! Let’s just say we were exhausted on Sunday, but we can’t wait till next April for the 3rd Annual Clark Jackson Invitational!