By: Jen Russon
Golfers at a charity event were “seeing red” at the Parkland Golf and Country Club during the third annual BigRed2 tournament.
Widom and Fellman said they were delighted with how their charity event played out this year. Last year was literally a washout, with rain canceling the event; this year, however, there was a huge increase in country club members registering.
“I don’t know if it was cabin fever from COVID or what, but our first year doing the event, only 33 percent of club members signed up. This third year, it was 70 percent,” said Fellman.
Fellman is CEO of the Morlin Hospitality Group. Widom is a former tennis pro turned coach, and both joked about how they are often mistaken for brothers.
Widom said when he moved from Coral Springs to Parkland seven years ago, it wasn’t long before someone at the Parkland Golf & Country Club suggested there was another red-haired gentleman he really ought to meet.
“Even though I’m a generation younger, we share a lot in common,” said Widom.
He described how the two loved to golf and were dismayed one day to find they couldn’t enjoy their favorite sport due to a charity event in progress.
“We decided, ‘hey, we should do our own charity event,’” said both men, recounting the day the idea for BigRed2 was born.
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- Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.
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