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2017 DMCF Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge

The Desert Mountain Community Foundation (DMCF) and Pinnacle Aviation, in partnership with the Desert Mountain Golf Professionals, presented the Third Annual Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge fundraising event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the DMCF Scholarship Fund. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 was a cool but beautiful Arizona day, when twenty-three (23) participants competed on the 20-putt course, held at the Cochise/Geronimo putting green during Desert Mountain’s golf product Demo Day. Each Putting Challenge participant donated $100 for 20 putts – 5 putts on four designated putting holes with one point awarded and tallied for each putt made. Participants had the option to play a second round for $75 and a third round for $25. Each of the contestants who participated were gifted a dozen Titleist Pro V1x golf balls! Mr. Wolski made 5 for 5 putts on the first hole and made 4 of 5 on his second hole! He finished with an impressive 12 of 20 to become the 2017 Pinnacle Aviation Putting Champion. His win includes a $500 credit in the Desert Mountain Golf Shop, along with a beautifully inscribed silver-plated Champion’s trophy. Mr. Wolski also earned a shot at the 50-foot putt to win an all-expense paid, luxury private jet trip for eight (8) to his choice of Bandon Dunes, Pelican Hills or Jackson Hole, valued at over $50,000! 

Mr. Wolski lined up and put a good stroke on the long putt. The ball rolled smoothly on-line, breaking slightly toward the hole from left to right coming to rest short of the cup. It was a gallant attempt and a fun showing for the cheering spectators. 

The event raised and donated $2,925 to the DMCF scholarship fund. The DMCF’s volunteer committee members, along with Pinnacle Aviation’s team have already begun compiling their notes and ideas to grow next year’s event and raise even more for the Scholarship Fund. 

The DMCF established the Scholarship Fund in 2012 to provide need-based support for eligible Desert Mountain employees, their spouses, and dependent children and grandchildren, as these individuals pursue their educational goals. The scholarship program is also open to employees of CCMC, the company that provides professional management to the Desert Mountain Homeowners Associations. Scholars are selected through an application process by a review panel that includes members of the DMCF Advisory Board, Desert Mountain members, a local education expert, and Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship Office staff members. Selection is based on financial need, essays about future plans and goals, academic achievement, demonstrated community service, and relationship to a Desert Mountain employee in good standing. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Pinnacle Aviation Putting Champion, Mr. Daniel Wolski!

Desert Mountain member, Mr. Daniel Wolski, (pictured left below with Mr. John Nicholson) is the 2017 Pinnacle Aviation Putting Challenge Champion!


 Pictured above left to right: Connor Bergman, Orin Anderson, Daniel Wolski, Ann Melsheimer (DMCF Chair), Brook Urban & Steve Ketterer




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