Artichoke Festival Second Annual Turkeys & Toys Charity Golf Tournament At Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

The scores are in and our charity golf tournament on Sunday, November 21 was a great success! Thanks to the generosity of our players, this year’s turkeys, cash, and toys donations surpassed those of the year before. We couldn’t be more proud of the good will and community support our golfers and sponsors brought to the course.

Congratulations to the tournament winners listed below — we’re looking forward to seeing you all again in 2022!

Winning Scores

Low Gross winning score:

Julian Rodriguez
Justin Pedersen
Chris Smoot
Ben Perez

Low Net winning scores:

1st Place

Brian Verdin
John Wilshere
Corey Cutler
Josh Madrigal

2nd Place

Jesse Alcantar
Glenn Fletcher
Casey Maconachy

3rd Place

Kevin Cortopassi
Paul Cortopassi
Jeff Vezzolo
Kyle Merritt

Artichoke Festival Golf Trophy

Thank you to Backswing Golf Events for sending two very professional and talented golf pros for our Closest-to-the-Pin and Longest Drive “Beat-the-Pro” fundraising challenges. Closest-to-the-Pin Golf Bag prize winner (Hole #17) — David Falas (prize courtesy of The Golf Mart).

The winning team’s names will be permanently engraved on our trophy, which is on display in our office. Each 1 st Place player will also receive a personalized plaque.

About Scoring: Scoring was handicapped using the Peoria Scoring System for the net winners and calculated by the golf shop staff.

We are Grateful to Our Players and Sponsors

Participation in our tournament enables the Artichoke Festival to continue funding many wonderful charitable and educational non-profit organizations within Monterey County — AND, just in time for the holiday season, donations helped us make holiday celebrations a bit brighter and more merry for our neighbors in need by supporting both The Food Bank of Monterey County and Operation Give Back Toy Drive.

Food Bank for Monterey County logo
Operation Give Back Toy Drive logo

About Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

A Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. Designed Golf Course

With typical Jones artistry, this spectacular venue features many elevated tees and a bevy of strategically placed bunkers that guard almost every green. Yes, you will have to play every club in your bag in order to conquer this challenging course that earns its championship slope rating of 129! More info about Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

Course Details:

About Laguna Seca Golf Ranch – A Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. Designed Golf Course

  • 18 championship holes
  • 13-acre natural grass practice facility with 15 stations
  • Callaway golf club rentals
  • Walking permitted
  • Resort quality Golf Shop
  • Full bar service
  • Complete tournament services
  • Snack bar and beverage cart (cash only)

Course location:

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch | 10520 York Road | Monterey, CA 93940

Operation Give Back Toy Drive A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Ollie Lowe of Lowe Packaging Group, Inc, and Brian Holaday of Holaday Seed Company, Operation Give Back Toy Drive seeks to inspire people to be leaders in giving back by planting a seed of hope, self-worth, and inspiration to a child living in adversity. Read more at:

The Food Bank for Monterey County — 1 in 4 people in Monterey County are hungry. The Food Bank for Monterey County is working to end hunger and transform the health of our community through good nutrition. They are the largest, most comprehensive provider of emergency supplemental food in our community. They run on your support; 100% of your gift stays local. Read more at:

Don’t forget to patronize our generous sponsors!

Donations accepted

If you cannot attend our event, please consider a tax-deductible donation to our organization. Your support is appreciated. Tax-ID 47-4305275

* All taxes/registration fees to be paid by player. Prize taxes/fees are the responsibility of the prize winners. Turkeys must be frozen, and will be donated to The Food Bank for Monterey County. Toys must be new and in original packaging, and will be donated to Operation Give Back Toy Drive. In lieu of a frozen turkey for a Mulligan, players may donate cash equivalent of $15 for a Turkey, to be designated for The Food Bank of Monterey County. Your contributions are tax deductible. No limit on the amount of Mulligans for donations. No limit on donations, however, due to time constraints, we must limit (5) Mulligans used per team.

In case of extreme weather or conditions warranting closure, this event will be rescheduled. Laguna Seca Golf Ranch Management is not responsible for management of this tournament.