Thirty-six teams, one hundred and forty-four players, and fifty-five volunteers and community businesses gathered on Thursday, September 11th for the 2nd Annual Community Heroes Golf Tournament. The day had a beautiful sunny sky with a few clouds, a change from the constant rain earlier in the week. Friendly challenges were issued and picked up. The atmosphere was hopeful for a hole-in-one on the 12th Hole, to win a new car from O.C. Welch. No lucky winner this year. With high energy and high hopes the players started for their first hole after a magnificent opening ceremony with a bag piper playing amazing grace after the combined Police, Fire, and Sheriff honor guard presented the colors. The end of the opening ceremony and the start of the tournament was signaled by the Chatham County helicopter doing a fly over.
1st Place Gross: Vacation Inspirations: Bruce Miller, Matt Anderson, Mike Lee, Thad Wheeler
2nd Place Gross: US Mechanical Contractors: Alan Usher, Don Haupt, Mike Jackson, Chris Sheldon
1st Place Net: Coca Cola: Pete Gagne, Fred Plantadis, Mike Licausi, Bill Maness
2nd Place Net: ?
Fantastic food was found out on the golf course at comfort stations, thanks to: Paul Kennedy’s Catering & Coca Cola at the Clubhouse; Ruth’s Chris & Margaritas (Michael Plummer)- Hole 3; Lady & Son’s & Old Savannah Tour’s Pirate Punch – Hole 7; Sticky Fingers & Bug Juice (Yates Astro) – between Holes 17 & 18
Post Tournament Reception: Belfords, Olde Pink House, Paul Kennedy’s Catering, Savaor Savannah
Melvin Dean’s Steel the Show played at the Post Tournament Reception; he gave the perfect background sound to the Luau atmosphere.