We had a lovely fall day, and thank goodness we played in the afternoon because there was frost on the ground that morning! Boy, did those hot pizzas taste good. They were generously contributed by Mike Aoun’s Little Caesars. Thanks to Mike and also to Ed Smallwood who picked them up.
We had more players, more sponsors, and more merchants participating than ever before in our six years of holding this tournament at Wildwood Green Golf Club.
Steven Nelson’s team won first place with a score of 60. Four teams tied for 2 with 62 points: Adam Gottsegen’s team, the Monroe-Wallace team, Gary Lyons’s and Doug Isenberg’s team and the Mike Riddick-sponsored team. Riddick, a co-chair of the event, couldn’t play this year because he and his wife Mary Adelaide just had their 3rd child the previous Wednesday. Newborn boy Trey and mother are doing great. Mike, you’ve got to stop having babies at the same time as our golf tournaments!
Using their special formula when there are tie scores, Wildwood Green came up with the Riddick team in second place and the Lyons/Isenberg team in 3rd place.
Special recognition for our members and friends:
- To Jack Andrews’ daughters Jackie Gooch and Janet Johnson, and to Ed Cody for shivering in the cold morning hours as they signed in players and sold a record number of mulligans.
- To Steve Dieckhaus and Jim Morgan put out the hole-sponsor signs.
- To Rich Lewis and Paul Stone who served lunch.
- To Ed Smallwood and Jay Williams brought in $500 from the putting contest.
- To Mike Riddick and committee member Matt Towler for their hard work and encouragement.
- To Matt Kane and Dee Dee for running the raffle.
- To the club – between the golf teams, sponsorships and raffle tickets it was an all-out effort by the club and it paid off.
On every front, we surpassed earlier tournaments – with number of players, number of volunteers, the amount raised by mulligans and the putting contest, sponsorships, number of prizes supplied by local merchants and the overall net raised by the tournament, which was $6,200. Yep $6,200, versus $3,800 last year, that’s a 63% increase.
A very special thanks to all our wonderful sponsors. Help promote their businesses and be sure to drop in to say thanks!
- Nicholls & Crampton, P.A., Attorneys at Law (Adam Gottsegen) – http://www.nichollscrampton.com/
- Little Caesars Pizza (Mike Aoun) – https://www.facebook.com/LittleCaesarsPizzaRaleigh17860005
- Discount Tire (3415 W. Millbrook Rd.) – http://stores.discounttire.com/nc/raleigh/ncc-20/
- Brigs Restaurant – http://www.brigs.com/
- Leesville Tap Room – https://www.facebook.com/thenewltr
- Chow Restaurant – https://www.facebook.com/chow.raleigh
- Lynnwood Grill and Brewing Co. – https://www.facebook.com/lynnwoodgrill
- Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill – http://www.crazyfiremongolian.com/
- Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac – https://www.facebook.com/thompsoncars
- Bahama Breeze – https://www.facebook.com/BahamaBreezeRaleighNC3005
- Golfsmith – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golfsmith-Raleigh/136528623080990
- Tony’s Pizza – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonys-Pizza/148027805241958
- BottleMixx – https://www.facebook.com/BottleMixx
- Despina’s Café – http://www.despinascafe.com/
- Golf Galaxy – http://www.golfgalaxy.com/
- Sassool’s Café – https://www.facebook.com/sassool
- Four Oaks Bank – http://www.fouroaksbank.com/
- Total Wine – https://www.facebook.com/TotalWineRaleighBrierCreek
- Massage Envy Spa – http://www.massageenvy.com/clinics/NC/Creedmoor-and-Strickland.aspx?dmaid=31
- Goldmine Jewelry Shoppe: Tom Martin – http://www.goldmineraleigh.com/
- Armadale Farm Kennel: Burt Anderson – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Armadale-Farm-Kennel/280501052089380
- Raleigh Optometry: Dr. Donathan Hudgins – https://www.facebook.com/drsmoserandhudginsraleighoptometry
- Abbotswood at Stonehenge Senior Living: Matt Towler – http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior_living/Raleigh_NC/zip_27613/kisco_senior_living/5761
- Riddick Insurance Group: Mike Riddick – https://www.erieinsurance.com/agencies/nc/raleigh/jj1543
- Richard Adelman, M.D. – https://www.facebook.com/Richardadelmanmd
- Novitsky Photography – http://www.novitskyphotography.com/
- Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors: Brian Propst – http://www.raleigh.wrfa.com/Brian-Propst,-LUTCF,-CLTC.e622997.htm
- Monroe Wallace Law Group: Bob Monroe, Greg Wallace, Chris Morden – http://monroewallace.com/
- Back Nine Homes: Steven Nelson – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Back-Nine-Homes/324738803395
- Blink Facility Solutions: Jason Potts – http://blinkfacilitysolutions.com
- Cardinal Business Forms: Erik Grunwald – http://www.cardinalforms.com/
- Expedia Cruise Ship Centers: Paul Stone – http://www.cruiseshipcenters.com/en-US/NorthRaleigh/home
- MG Capital Maintenance: Becky Hanner/Ken Brown – http://www.mgcapitalmain.com/
- Neuse River Capital LLC: Doug Isenberg – http://neuserivercapital.com/
- H&R Block: Jim Morgan, Steve Wood – http://www.hrblock.com/tax-offices/local-offices/index.html#!/en/office-profile/33061
See you all next year!