Golf Classic will offer wine tasting, competitions, and a reception
The sounds of a bagpipe will officially kick-off the Third Annual Loose Goose Wine Festival as golfers take to the greens in the Loose Goose Golf Classic at Robinson Ranch Golf Club on Thursday, October 4, 2007.
Bagpiper James Gilmore, who is also an instructor at College of the Canyons, will lead a procession of golfers as they make their way to the links in this scramble format tournament benefiting the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund.
Themed around golf, cigars and wine, the golf classic offers players a few surprises along the course designed to enhance the game experience. There is wine tasting at every par 3 hole, birdie packages, and three hole-in-one competitions with an opportunity to win a $100,000 wine cellar, Robinson Ranch Golf Club
membership, or trip to the Sanctuary Resort and Spa in Playa Azul, Costa Rica.
A wine tasting award reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Robinson Ranch clubhouse.
All proceeds from the golf classic benefit the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. Peter Goossens, founder and namesake of the Loose Goose Wine Festival, explains that Brenda Mehling was a close friend to many people involved as volunteers with the festival.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in her late twenties, Brenda founded the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund to help other young adults maintain self-respect during treatment and minimize the stress of associated financial challenges.
The Fund supports patients between 18-40 years old currently undergoing cancer treatment covering services to meet daily needs, such as housing, co-payments, health expenses, rent, insurance, and groceries.
Individual spots for the golf classic are now available, along with limited foursome opportunities. To register for the Loose Goose Golf Classic, phone Cathy Harper at (661) 799-9463 or visit www.bmcf.net  or www.loosegoosewinefestival.com .
Other festival events include the Loose Goose Wine Pairing Dinners on Wednesday, October 3 at Salt Creek Grille and Mojito Caribbean Cuisine, and the main festival event in Bridgeport Park, Valencia, on Saturday, October 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday’s admission includes a main stage concert performance by the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E.
For more information on the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund, click here .