Rooftop gatherings are a Manhattan ritual, but today's crowd (and venue) was anything but commonplace.
LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, PGA Tour Professional Briny Baird and U.S. Veteran Don Vickery--the first and only double amputee Class A member of the PGA of America--hit 30 golf shots atop the 40-story Waterside Plaza to a 110-foot target floating on the East River. The reason? With every precise shot, P.F. Chang's China Bistro donated money to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
"At first I couldn't follow-through," said Sorenstam, who needed to take a few slow, easy swings just to feel comfortable hitting shots from 375 feet above ground.
Since Sorenstam was the first to strike the 30-foot bulls-eye, floating more than 150 yards away, she awarded the entire country free lettuce wraps with the purchase of an entree at P.F. Chang's . Vickery also claimed a bulls-eye, and Baird, with two bulls-eyes, proved most precise.
In all, the golfers helped raise $100,000 for the Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Check out the video below to see exactly how it happened.
-- Ashley Mayo