The Phoenix Forum Swings Into Action With Golf Tourney

MESA, Ariz. — The 6th annual Phoenix Forum Charity Golf Tournament got underway under bright, shiny skies at the Ocotillo Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

The event, hosted by X2K Media, kicked off the 11th annual Phoenix Forum trade show in Tempe, Ariz., being held April 8-10 at the Tempe Mission Palms Resort.

The day consisted of VIP shuttle service from the host and surrounding hotels to the Golf Club, sponsored by CCBill, players then registered and enjoyed coffee and juice, followed by the National Net putting contest and a shotgun tee start time.

On the course were a number of contests, models, bars and food, with happy hour to be followed by awards, dinner and raffle.

This year's competition included a field of over 40 participants bested by the winning foursome of Dr. Doug Wickes, Ycaza Thrush, Mike Hawk and Stephen Bugbee.

Other contests included "closest to the pin," won by Rick Bennick, "longest drive" nabbed by Joel Prappeau and the putting contest won by CCBill's Will.

The dubious achievement "shankopottamus" award, sponsored by Cherry Pimps, went to Moe Helmy.

Show organizer and presenter Bugbee said, "It was a great day and we raised money for charity. Everyone had a blast."

Proceeds of the tournament help support the ASACP and the Free Speech Coalition.

The event was sponsored by Epoch, CCBill, Cold Hard Cash, CE-Cash, National Net, NetBilling, DatingGold, Exit-Chat, MPA3, Playboy,, Premiere Partner Technologies, Cherry Pimps and Video Secrets; with further sponsorship opportunities available for the golf event. Some of the sponsorships included an Epoch Bloody Mary bar, CE Cash $50,000 hole in one, keg hole and numerous contest holes as well as the 19th hole Happy Hour.

Designed by Ted Robinson, Ocotillo Golf Resort opened in 1986 and is recognized as a Top 50 Resort by Golf World and a 4-1/2 star golf course by Golf Digest.