The sun shone bright, and the greens at Country Oaks Golf Course witnessed some thrilling swings on Saturday, August 26th, as our Rotary - United Way Golf Classic took center stage. With 21 teams and roughly 84 golf enthusiasts, it was a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and, most importantly, community support.
The competition was fierce, but in the end, it was the Wiregrass Electric team that emerged as the champions in the 1st Net category; kudos to Joey Adams, Mark Wang, Jimmy Dunlap, and Larry Eddy for their outstanding performance. Meanwhile, the 1st Gross title was claimed by the formidable quartet of Sam Bryan, Matt Wear, JV Vines, and Matt Shiner. Their skill and teamwork were truly commendable. Special shoutouts to Ashley Price, who sent her ball flying the farthest to claim the Longest Drive title. Victor Santos showed pinpoint precision on hole 2, while Ben Westmoreland aced hole 6, earning them the coveted titles of Closest to the Pin. In the high school division, the Thomasville High School Golf Team, comprising Lane Johnson, Owen Fryman, Mac Mobley, and Brandt Herndon, displayed exceptional talent and landed both 2nd Net and the championship title.
A Generous Community Effort
The Rotary - United Way Golf Classic wasn't just about golf; it was about giving back to our community. While we're still tabulating the final figures, it looks like we're on track to raise an impressive sum, nearing the $50,000 mark which goes toward The United Way of Thomas County and our Big Impact Community Projects initiative! This remarkable achievement is a testament to the generosity of our Rotary Club members and the broader community.
As we eagerly await the final tally, we're also in the process of scheduling a meeting date to present a check to The United Way of Thomas County. Stay tuned for updates on this significant moment to be determined soon.
In the Spotlight
We're thrilled to share that our event garnered attention and recognition in the local media. Check out our front page feature in the Thomasville-Times Enterprise from 8/28 for more on the Rotary - United Way Golf Classic's success HERE. Check out our album full of photos from this successful event on our Facebook page HERE.
Thank you, Rotary Club members, for your unwavering support, and congratulations to all the winners and participants who made this day truly memorable. Together, we're making a difference in our community!