Special Olympics Golf
For more than 20 years, Windy Hill has had a great relationship with Special Olympics. Athletes practice and are coached at our range, play our course and develop their games as they prepare for their tournament events.
“Working with these golfers has been a great experience for me and I wouldn’t give it up as I look forward to our next season together” says Bob Fahy, Director of Adult Golf and Teaching Professional at Windy Hill. There is no lack of enthusiasm with this team and they work hard preparing for their events. Over the years some of those events have taken place at Windy Hill.
Paul Marretti and other Global Messengers representing Special Olympics in Virginia met with U.S. President and Mrs. George W. Bush at the White House, recognizing the unprecedented growth and contribution of Special Olympics. Chesterfield County and Powhatan County have over 20 athletes participating in the golf program, and over 600 athletes participating in year-round athletic and recreational events in twelve different sports.
If you are interested in volunteering or if you know of an athlete who would like to participate in the Golf program, please call Windy Hill at 804-794-0010 and ask for Bob Fahy.
H Albert Inkel Scholarship Fund!
The H Albert Inkel Scholarship Fund was set up by LPGA Nichole Inkel in reembrace of her father, H Albert Inkel.
Al “H” adored his family and was an avid golfer. He was a huge supporter of the LPGA and junior golf, getting his daughters Lori & Nichole started at a young age. He was always there to sponsor tournaments, volunteer his time, and set up scholarship funds giving players the chance to play at the collegiate level. As a father, he never missed a tournament of his daughter Nichole in over 20 years and always did what he could to help her get to the next level.
Al was on the LPGA State Farm Board of Director and was in charge of the press room for over 15 years. He and his wife hosted both Annika & Charlotta Sorenstam for more than 10 years while playing on tour, building a friendship that lasted until he passed.
Al’s passion and support of the game is the main reason his daughter Nichole became an LPGA Member and chose to dedicate her life to giving back to youth in the same charismatic fashion as her father did for so many years.
Each year, Windy Hill holds a golf tournament to raise money for the scholarship fund supporting local junior golfers in our community. The H Albert Inkel Memorial Golf Tournament is held in October annually and has had the privilege to award over $40,000 to very deserving local junior gofers. The tournament is a 4-person scramble, which was Al’s favorite format to play with his daughters. There is a different theme each year, and golfers come in costume and have so much fun raising money for junior golfers to continue growing the game of golf. Sign-up begins over the summer, so make sure to keep an eye out for current events! We’ll also post information about the tournament on our Facebook page, which is a great way to keep up with everything Windy Hill!