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From left to right: Master Gunnery Sgt. Reginald Brand, Cpl. Conner Huchingson, CWO3 Fred Gant and CWO Thomas Hull, are one of many teams who participated in the golf tournament, April 27. The golf tournament was meant to be an activity to get Marines out of the office but also to help them build camaraderie.::r::::n::::r::::n::

Photo by Cpl. Brady Wood

Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron holds golf tournament

4 May 2012 | Cpl. Brady

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.