By Dolly Rairigh Glass

“Fore!” NCS President and CEO joins the fun at the “skirt hole,” giving the men the chance to tee off from the women’s tee if they donned a skirt and the women, from a forward tee if they wore boxers.

The National Center for Simulation and the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida hosted a charity golf tournament on June 30 in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the National Center for Simulation. A field of 120 golfers enjoyed a rain-free day of competitive golf at the Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park. This was the first time the tournament was played at Interlachen.


Terry Kohl, Cubic, and NCS Board member, accepts a special thank you from Lt. Gen. (ret) Tom Baptiste commemorating Cubic’s Diamond Sponsorship of the tournament.

It was a full day of golf, including some less than serious moments like the “skirt hole,” which allowed male golfers to start at the women’s tee if they donned a skirt, and women golfers could wear a pair of boxes and play from a forward set of tees. Golfers and sponsors congregated at a reception to celebrate the day’s successes and find out who would come away as the tournament winners. The field also competed for awards like men’s and women’s closest to the pin, men’s and women’s long drive contest, and the ever popular million dollar hole-in-one opportunity. Unfortunately, there would be no million dollar winner that day, but instead lots of happy golfers helping to celebrate the growth and success of the National Center for Simulation.


“Skirt hole” participants enjoying the chance for a photo op.

“The NCS 20th Anniversary Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament was the most successful ever thanks to a great venue and our generous sponsors,” said Lt. Gen. (ret) Tom Baptiste, president and CEO, NCS. “Credit for the phenomenal success also goes to our two principle planners, Brian Holmes, AEgis Technologies Group & NCS Board Member and Marcia Bexley, representing the Lou Frey Institute. “We should also thank the other volunteers for setting a new standard of excellence in association fundraising events! Plan now to join March 30, 2015, for year two at Interlachen Country Club!”

Holmes added “Interlachen Country Club was a great venue for our tournament, and the golf course was superb! Everyone raved about their experience, and we appreciate Lou Frey’s efforts in getting us the opportunity to host it there.”

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