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Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron holds golf tournament

By Cpl. Brady | | May 4, 2012

Headquarters and Head­quarters Squadron held a golf tournament at Leg­ends Golf Course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, April 27.

During the tournament, service members were able to enjoy all 18 holes of the course.

“I had a great time dur­ing the tournament,” said Master Sgt. David Salinas, Air Traffic Control staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge. “It was fun to be able to get out with the entire squadron and to build camaraderie with the other Marines that at­tended.”

The four man teams competed and spent time together getting to know their fellow Marines out­side of their work centers.

“The main purpose of the golf tournament was to help Marines build camaraderie,” said Lisa Montanez, Headquarters and Headquarters Squad­ron family readiness offi­cer. “It was also meant to serve as a way for Marines to have a good time and get to know others.

“This wasn’t a fundraiser it was just something we would do in order to get Marines to come together.”

“It allowed everyone to enjoy a day of golfing,” said Salinas. “It allowed the higher ranking staff noncommissioned officers and the officers to spend time with their junior Ma­rines that participated.”

There were prizes for the teams who finished in first, second and third place.

“The first place team received a 72 and a free round of golf at The Leg­ends,” said Montanez. “Second place winners share $48 in credit at the pro shop, third place gets to split $40 credit to the pro shop, and longest drive and closest to the pin gets $10 credit.

“Also, the last place team gets a brand new sleeve of golf balls to use for the next time that they are here.”

A unit golf outing allows Marines to let some steam off and Marines will have a good time.

“All you have to do is call the pro shop and the staff is more than willing to work with you in getting a tournament set up,” said Montanez. “They made everything really easy for me once I told them what we were tr ying to set up.”

According to Montanez, there is also now a new Ma­rine Corps Community Ser­vice policy where Marines and their units can set up golf outing and all the Ma­rines have to pay is $10.

The squadron plans to hold more functions in the future, in order to find out when these outings will occur, Montanez suggests looking through the FRO’s weekly newsletter.