Third annual Taylormade Fore Craig golf tourney held
by By Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter
Twenty-four teams competed in the third annual Taylormade Fore Craig Golf Tournament.
Friends and community came together in support of former Surry County Commissioner Craig Hunter and a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS.
Co-chair of the tournament, Traci Haynes, said the turnout was even better than expected. The weather was perfect, said Haynes.
Haynes said Hunter and his family attended along with a large show of support and love from the community.
“He has been an influential part of this community and there is a lot of love and concern for him and his family.”
The tournament has raised more than $10,000 since its beginning in 2011. All proceeds go to the Hunter family and the ALS Foundation, said Haynes.
After Hunter’s ALS diagnosis three years ago, Haynes and Farah Davis also a co-chair, put together the tournament. It was designated as a permanent fundraiser for the Hunter family and ALS research.
Haynes said the many in the community donated prizes for the tournament on Sept. 19. Sponsor signs were donated by M and M sign company.
T.J. Payne, of the team Burton Signworks, won a car provided by Patterson Auto Group after he shot a hole-in-one on hole No. 10, in the tournament.
SouthData won first place. Team members Alan Connally, Michael May, Marty Oliver and John Hollingsworth, received four rounds of golf at High Meadows Country Club.
Bray’s Recapping finished second. Team members Robbie Venable, Neal Willard, Greg Ebert and Todd Weddle won four rounds of golf at the Cross Creek Country Club.
Mayberry Toy Company took third place with Paul Stroup, Jimmy Bennett, Russ Bouma, and Will Sheppard as teammates. Their prize was four rounds of golf at Jefferson Landing.
Justin Horne with Dunmore Plantation team won the putting contest.
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