Flippin’ Mullet hosting golf tournament in Franklin’s honor

Flippin’ Mullet hosting golf tournament in Franklin’s honor
The late Nancy Franklin, left, will be honored by friends and former co-workers Bob Slicker, Katrina “Kat” Cox, Greg Koeper and by those who participate in the inaugural memorial golf tournament. - Joe Hendricks | Sun

CORTEZ – The Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez is hosting the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 18.

The tournament will be held at the Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club in Bradenton and will tee off at 8:30 a.m.

The Anna Maria Island Sun is the tournament’s media sponsor.

The tournament is a tribute to former Swordfish Grill bar manager Nancy Franklin, who passed away on April 15, 2018, following a short battle with cancer.

“She was our bar manager, but she was a lifelong friend of ours,” said Swordfish Grill General Manager Bob Slicker.

Proceeds from the tournament held in Franklin’s honor and enduring memory will benefit The Blessing Bags Project that provides bags filled with comfort items, quilts, supplies and other items needed and desired by homeless and housing-challenged youngsters.

“Nancy was a big proponent of The Blessing Bags Project and she helped create the Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar,” Slicker said.

The entry fee for the two-person, best ball scramble is $80 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee, a goody bag and lunch at the Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar after-party. Nongolfers can also attend the lunch and after-party for $25.

Limited to 100 golfers, the tournament will include a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and the opportunity for golfers to win a new car by shooting a hole in one at a designated hole.

The after-party will include raffles, a silent auction and other fundraising activities. Hole sponsors and raffle and silent auction donors are still being sought.

Golfers can register by contacting Swordfish Grill manager Katrina “Kat” Cox via email at [email protected], by phone at 941-525-0673 or in person at the Swordfish Grill and Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Golfers can also contact Swordfish Grill manager Greg Koeper in person or by calling 941-447-5287.

Hole sponsors and raffle/silent auction donors can use the same information to contact Cox and Koeper.