Sixth Annual SchoolPower Three Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic and BBQ a rousing success

Photos by Scott Brashier

The Three Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic benefiting SchoolPower is one of the absolute highlights of the year at The Ranch and sells out quickly. This year was no exception. On Monday, May 9, several teams of brave barefoot golfers took their three clubs and tackled the course. Eighty golfers participated in this festive event hosted by Hobie Surf Shop and The Ranch at Laguna Beach.

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No shoes allowed! 

SchoolPower is the parent volunteer-based, nonprofit education foundation that has raised money for Laguna Beach public schools since 1981. For the past six years, they have partnered with Hobie Surf Shop and The Ranch to hold this “anything goes” golf tourney.

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Custom team – The Ranch and Hobie 

The tally isn’t in for this year yet, but last year, this event raised more than $45,000 to support Laguna Beach students. 

New this year: A foursome could be a fivesome, but it was still only three clubs and no shoes. 

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Divot Divas Team

Sponsors for the event include LALO Tequila, Montage Big Sky and Docent Brewing. Hole sponsors were Meital Taub Luxury Group, Ballesteros Real Estate Group with Coldwell Banker Realty, Laguna Presbyterian Church, Nick Alexander Imports, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Fredric H. Rubel, Mobilehealth, Monique Brown Properties, the Draper Family and SALT Vine.

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Evidently, any technique was allowed 

SchoolPower’s mission is to enhance the educational experience of the whole student as they grow from TK through 12th grade. From 2016-2021, SchoolPower contributed more than $4,000,000 to the Laguna Beach Unified School District to help support a wide range of programs, including academic enrichment, student experiences, social and emotional support, athletics, and music, visual and performing arts. 

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Team Kiss My Putt 

In past years, players implemented some nontraditional shots, including teeing off with a softball bat, driving with opposite-handed clubs and the replacement of putters with a hockey stick. 

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Players and spectators

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