Ninety-two golfers competed for a chance to win over $43,000 in on-course events during the 11th Annual Golf Tournament held Saturday, July 30 at Wolf Creek Golf Club. Under mostly overcast skies with lower than average temperatures the golfers, sponsors and supporters enjoyed a fun day of play, networking and comradery.
Wolf Creek Golf Course and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce received numerous compliments on a great event that was well organized with many fun events that Mesquite golfers had not experienced. The scramble format was played in five hours or less making for an enjoyable day.
The Bill Mitchell team took first place, Sun City Mesquite team came in second place and Major Sponsor Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort team took third place. All winning team members received a free round of golf at Wolf Creek Golf Club.
Long Drive winner for the Ladies was Polly Hendricks with City Wide Mortgage and for the Men was Scott Bailif with Conestoga Golf Course.
There were three Par 3 Hole in One opportunities. Sponsored by Ready Golf and Gear, an “EZ GO” golf cart; sponsored by Intermountain Golf Car, a “Club Car” golf cart; and a Ford Fusion sponsored by Ken Garff Mesquite Ford. While many of the golfers tried their best, there were no winners for the Hole-in-One prizes. A special thank you goes to all these sponsors.
Bill Mitchell/Farmers Insurance sponsored a $5,000 Putting contest. There were no winners as the three finalists could not sink a 50 foot putt.
The Chamber would also like to thank Dixon Golf for sponsoring a Par 3 and Par 5 Challenge.
This year the Chamber offered a new “On-Course Hole Sponsorship” allowing Chamber members to place a booth or stand on the course. The Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort, America First, Xtreme Stitch, TDS, Michelle Burkett and Cindy Biskup with Keller Williams, the Elks Lodge 2811, and Dennis Lee representing the 2017 Chamber Business and Visitor Guide all participated with tents, booths and giveaways. Golfers enjoyed meeting the various Chamber members commenting that the interaction with the members helped add to the excitement and enjoyable format!
A special thank you goes out to The Rising Star Sports Ranch, a $2,500 Eagle Sponsor; America First a $1,000 Birdie Sponsor; Dave Ballweg/LOADTEC a $1,500 Lunch Sponsor and $750 Par Sponsors Baird Painting, Colonial Property Management, Dixie Ophthalmic Specialists and Fidelity National Title.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Wolf Creek Golf Course for partnering with the Chamber to host this premier event.
Over $5,000 in raffle prizes were donated by local and regional businesses and golf courses. Thank you to all of them for their donation and support.
The Chamber also thanks the volunteers and golfers who made the tournament a huge success. Without their involvement and support they would not have had such a successful event. The golf tournament is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year and the tournament assists the Chamber in providing programs and support to the Chamber membership.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce looks forward to seeing you at next year’s 12th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.