Inaugural Battle of the Bars tees off

August 12, 2016 Anna Spivak
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The bars of Bay Ridge duked it out at Dyker Beach Golf Course on Monday, August 8 as the inaugural Battle of the Bars – an all-day event where local watering holes gathered to compete for their chance at the 2016 trophy (and some bragging rights)—teed off.

After starting off the day with lunch and some cocktails at the course, teams of golfers—some in coordinating outfits – squared off throughout the day while local Brooklyn vendors set up stations on the course to showcase their goods.

“The Battle of the Bars went great,” said Jaime Johnson, regional director of Golf Events and Fundraising with the American Golf Corporation. “The local neighborhood had the best time and it will definitely be an annual event. All the Fifth, Fourth and Third Avenue bars took a foursome and they got really into the rivalry and competition of it all.”

At the end of the day, however, the Pour House won the longest Drive contest, the Wicked Monk won closest to the pin and the winning foursome of the day was Salty Dog, taking home the three-foot trophy.

The event also featured prizes and giveaways, the grand prize of which was a trip to Miami with a stay at the Trump Doral Resort, and a cocktail party, followed by a traditional pig roast, to close out the night.

“It was a wonderful neighborhood feel-good day full of food, fun, camaraderie and good old fashioned rivalry,” Johnson said.

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