May 19, 2010, Dub’s Dread Golf Club, Kansas City, KS
After anxiously watching the weather forecast for two weeks and being hopeful of no rain, imagine our surprise when Wednesday dawned cloudy, rainy and even a little bit cool. Fortunately, we were scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start so we had a few hours to let it all pass through.
We didn’t let the rain dampen our cookout and a wonderful meal was provided by Jay Olsen with Celebrity Sidewalk Café. Everyone agreed the Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches were an improvement over our previous years’ cold sandwich buffet.
Nor were the players deterred from participating in the silent auction, purchasing mulligans, or extra games to be played during the tournament. The most optimistic of our players even warmed up on the driving range and all found time to compete in the putting contest.
As the starting time drew closer, the rain became a sprinkle and then at last, a fine mist. By the time we reached the third hole, the rain gear was no longer necessary and miraculously, the weather held. We finished the day with overcast but dry skies and everyone had a great time.
Congratulations to the Global Connections team of Tom Lyons, Eric Stout, Kyle Lyons and Frank Collins as our first place winner, with a score of 61. Close behind was the second place team, with a score of 62, consisting of Tim Quinn, Lance Huggins, Aimee Allard and Sarah Cucchiara with Freightquote.com.
The Men’s and Women’s Long Drive champions were Jason Pointelin and Aimee Allard, respectively. They were each presented with a golf caddy & visor provided by Millennium Marketing. Closest to the Pin winner was Chad Curtis who won a Heavy Putter provided by Steve Wadman. Our putting contest winner, Stan Thompson with Nebraska Furniture Mart, won a golf bag provided by North Kansas City Beverage.
Overland Park Awards graciously provided us with water bottles for the player gift bags and Walt Whitaker Photography once again donated the team photos for each player. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support of this event. We couldn’t be successful without you. Please see our website for a complete listing of those contributors.
Thank you to all that participated in our success. I hope you had a day of friendly competition while getting to know some of our Accredited Business Members and supporting the BBB Foundation. I appreciate your commitment and look forward to seeing you at next year’s tournament on May 4, 2011!
To check out the rest of the pictures from the 2010 tournament, go to Kansascity.bbb.org.