Local

February 22, 2013

Northern Trust Open gives military members chance to get up close, personal with pros

From left: Tech. Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Staff Sgt. Jeff Powell, 412th Maintenance Group; and Staff Sgt. Adam Shura, Air Force Test Center; stand on the tee box on the 10th hole at the Rivera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 13. The three got the chance to caddy for pro golfers during the Northern Trust Open tournament.

Staff Sgt. Adam Shura, Air Force Test Center, chats with English pro golfer Lee Westwood Feb. 13 on the 10th hole of the Norther Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Shura and two other Airmen from Edwards got the chance to caddy for pro golfers. Throughout the tournament week, military members received free admission to the tournament, which is an official Professional Golfers’ Association event.

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Before John Merrick edged out Charlie Beljan for his first Professional Golfers’ Association win at the Northern Trust Open Feb. 17, Airmen from Edwards got the chance to come down the week before and serve as caddies for the pros during a practice round Feb. 13.

Part of the NTO’s annual military appreciation program, military golf enthusiasts had to oppurtunity to also be pinholders on holes for the event.

Staff Sgt. Adam Shura, Air Force Test Center; Staff Sgt. Jeff Powell, 412th Maintenance Group; and Tech. Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, were three volunteers who got to meet some of the golfing world’s top players during the event.

“It was an awesome experience and really a chance of a lifetime to meet and caddie for a pro golfer,” said Jnofinn who caddied for 2011 NTO champion Aaron Baddeley on the 10th hole.

Powell caddied for English golfer Lee Westwood for three holes.

“It was an outstanding experience just to be next to those guys,” said Powell.

For the past few years the NTO has provided free admission for active duty military members with their I.D.s.

Tech. Sgt. Brent Jnofinn caddied for 2011 Northern Trust Open Champion Aaron Baddeley during his visit to the tournament.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs May 22, 2015

North Gate safety alert SAFETY ALERT! Due to mechanical issues with the North Gate, there have been large metal plates installed over gaps in the roadway while repair operations are being scheduled. Drivers should exercise caution and reduce speeds in these areas. In inclement weather and blowing dust, the plates may become slippery and vehicles,...
 
 

Education Center Open House May 27

The Edwards AFB Education Center will be hosting an Open House†that will be open to all military and their family members, and civilians working on Edwards 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 27. The Education and Training†Center is located on 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Ed Center staff...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A youth group from the Base Chapel’s Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, took time to raise funds and donate money to the base’s local Adopt-A-Pet (APET) shelter May 18. APET is a ...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

JetHawks tickets donated for Military Appreciation Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Left to Right: Col. David Radomski, 412th Test Wing vice commander, Allison Hastings, Donald Collins, Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, Carole Sarian and Jason Siegen. ...
 
 

NASA’S American Eatery Menu

May 26-29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bldg. 4825 Monday Closed Tuesday Spaghetti with meatballs Side salad & garlic bread Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice & egg roll Friday Meat loaf Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy Vegetables All Blue Plate specials: $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09
 
 
general-visit

Brig. Gen. Kirkland visits 412th MXG

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Donald Kirkland (center), director of logistics at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, speaks to aircraft maintainers assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>