The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce held its 11th annual golf tournament Thursday and the team from SouthData was the big winner for the day.
Betty Ann Collins, president and CEO of the chamber, said she was pleased with both the sponsorships and turnout for the day and, she said, the weather couldn’t have been better.
There were 14 four-person teams this year. Collins said there were more teams last year, but a higher rate of sponsorship this year.
The first place winner was the SouthData team that included Alan Connolly, Mickey McGuire, Marty Oliver and John Hollingsworth. In second place was the Mixed Bag team that included Chris Classen, Dennis Lowe, Tyler Morgan and Tanya Taylor. In third place was the team from WorkForce Carolina team that included Traci Hamilton, Chris Martin, Jerry Coram and David Smith.
Todd Smith got the award for the Men’s Longest Drive. That hole was sponsored by AES. The winner of the Women’s Longest Drive, sponsored by SouthData, winner was Traci Hamilton. The winner of the Men’s Closest to the Pin award, sponsored by Aaron’s Rental, was Bert Greene. The Women’s Closest to the Pin, sponsored by Mixed Bag, winner was won by Tanya Taylor. The 50/50 raffle draw winner was Tyler Morgan.
Patterson Automotive sponsored Hole 10 as the Hole-in-One hole. The company offered a shiny new car as the prize, however, no one even came close, according to chamber Ambassador Bob Meinecke.
Dixon Golf sponsored Hole 2 and offered a variety of golf-related prizes, Collins said. The eagle sponsors were SouthData and Kelly Office Solutions. The birdie sponsors were Johnson’s X’treme Softwash, Perkins & Associates, Window World, Ball Sponsor and Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority. The 19th Hole Sponsor was Leonard Buildings & Truck.
“Cross Creek has just been incredible. Everybody got to register for one free round of golf and then our second place prize is a four-some at Cross Creek. Our first place prize is a four-some at Primland and our third place prize is a foursome at Rock Creek Barn and Spa in Hickory,” said Collins.
Other prizes included three-months memberships to Reeves Community Center and ProHealth Fitness and Carolina Zipline tickets.
Collins said everyone commented at the event that they knew it was a chamber event because the weather was so beautiful.
“The course is beautiful. The weather is beautiful and hopefully everybody is having a good time. I think most people were ready to get out of the office for a few hours,” said Collins.
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