The Jimmy D Golf Outing is an event which allows my family and friends to pay a bit of a tribute to Jimmy, who passed away rather suddenly almost 10 years ago. He was an amazing person on so many levels. Just thinking about him puts a smile on your face which then makes you remember one of his key characteristics, his smile. He is literally someone you name your kid after as a number of his friends have done just that. The golf outing allows us to get together and have a good time on the links but it also has allowed us to donate to several causes throughout the years. Not only did he leave a lasting impression behind but he also left a wonderful little girl, Annabelle. She helps fill that void and watching her grow up has been a source of joy.
Luckily, Jimmy’s aunt Ruthe is also a photographer in the Hilton Head Island area and make a point to join us every year and is kind of enough to bring her camera to capture it all. We can always keep his memory alive in our minds, but it’s also great to see these photos and keep the memory of the Jimmy D Golf Outing alive as well. We can look over those photos in between the yearly get together and talk about who did better than expected and who did worse. We can even talk about who was just there for a good time.
We all miss our friend and even if teams stop signing up there will always be a group that makes it a point to come together for a single purpose of remembrance.
We’ll end this with the way Jimmy ended a lot of his conversations; cheers!