Chamber of Commerce day for annual golf tournament
Published 8:33 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Pine Belt Wireless, First Avenue Cleaners and the Smitherman Brothers walked off the green as first place teams at the 19th annual Selma and Dallas Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Wednesday.
“It was definitely a golfer’s day,” said Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley. “It was perfect weather for golfing.”
Henry Brick, Trustmark Team One and First Cahawba Bank placed second. Wood Orthodontics, Air Pro Heating and Air and Randall Miller Funeral Service, Inc. placed third.
For closest to the pin, Steve Smitherman won at hole six, Ryan Stone at hole seven and Lynn Britt at hole 11. The winners were each given a $25 gift card to Marks Mart. Britt was also awarded a Dixon Golf Package.
Randy Moore Jr. won hole 15, the advantage hole, and Willie Smiley won longest drive at hole three. Moore was awarded a $75 gift card to Marks Mart, $25 to Tally Ho and a $300 Reactor Watch from Butler Truax Jewelers. Smiley won a Tad Moore wedge.
First place flight winners were awarded $75 gift cards to Marks Mart, second place won $50 to the Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op and third place winners were given $25 to Roundtree Outdoors.
Twenty-two teams congregated at the Valley Grande golf course for some friendly competition of three-man shuffle to benefit the Chamber of Commerce.
Smedley said the fundraiser is also a good time for people within the community to network and socialize.
“The goal is for everybody to have a good time and to meet new friends,” she said.
Entry fees were $240 per team or $80 per player. Admission included two mulligans per player, lunch and a golf cart. The lunch menu featured burgers and hotdogs and was catered by The Grillman.
Johnny Moss Sr. has been golfing for nearly 37 years and has done his best to attend every chamber golf tournament. He was part of the First Avenue Cleaners team and said he enjoys the comradery of the event of working together for a bigger cause.
“The funds that the chamber golf tournament raised, it goes to help the community,” Moss said. “I like to participate with charitable things.”