Perfect weather on July 9 (if a little sultry!), friendly competition, networking, and a beautiful course all added up to a fun afternoon on the fairways at this year’s At The Tee golf outing!
Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, some sixty plus golfers gathered in high spirits to play nine holes of golf in a 4-person scramble format. Getting practice in first at the putting green (sponsored by JE Dunn) and the driving range (sponsored by the Residences at Park Place), a shot-gun start at 2pm saw the golfers set off in their MBB sponsored golf carts.
Featuring contests along the
way like straightest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin, players were
welcomed at each tee and hole by our wonderful sponsors. Hole 2 was the
Hole-in-One contest, with a $10k prize for the winner, but unfortunately
(or maybe fortunately for the sponsor, Mark Barone of Edward Jones), luck was
not on the side of the golfers!
No round of golf is
complete without a beverage or two, and we were thrilled to have Sunflower Bank
sponsor the beverage cart and Mission Chateau provide the signature cocktail,
The John Daly.
At the end of the afternoon, the golfers and sponsors headed to Vista 154 inside the club house for the after party and prize giving. Sponsored by The Fairways of Ironhorse, with food provided by Costa Vida, the after party was a good chance to share stories and experiences from the golf course and to congratulate or commiserate on golfing achievements!
The winning team, with the lowest score, comprised Matt Rau, Scott Miller, JD Christie, and Adam Blue.
Andrew Campbell had the longest
drive, and Pat Panko had the straightest drive. The longest putt was won by Jim Belozer and Gary Gifford was closest to
the pin at Hole #5. Justin Bridges was
closest to the pin on the second shot at Hole #8.
Thank you to our sponsors who donated gift cards and other gifts for the contests. In addition, we are grateful to other Chamber members who provided gifts: Ranchmart Wine & Spirits, Sullivan's Steakhouse, St. Joseph Medical Center, Talk of the Town Leawood, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Whole Life chiropractic, and KC Golf Classic.
All too soon, after months of
planning, the golf outing was over, but luckily our golfers went home with packed
swag bags, sponsored by AdventHealth.
We are very grateful and thankful for the support of our sponsors who helped make the event a success:
• Presenting Sponsor - Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City
• Golf Cart Sponsor - MBB
• Golf Ball Sponsor -MTI Events
• Driving Range Sponsor - Residences at Park Place
• Putting Green Sponsor - JE Dunn
• Swag Bag Sponsor - AdventHealth
• Beverage Cart Sponsor - Sunflower Bank
• Signature Drink Sponsor - Mission Chateau
• Hole-in-One Sponsor - Mark Barone - Edward Jones
• Sign Sponsor - Fast Signs
• After Party Sponsor - The Fairways of Ironhorse
• Food Sponsor - Costa Vida
Hole and Tee Sponsors:
Business Data Services, Corner Bakery Cafe, Davidson Promotional Products, Inc., Equity Bank, The Gents Place, Glenwood Village of Overland Park, H&H Roofing and Restoration, The Healthcare Resort of Leawood, Insperity, McCownGordon Construction, Renewal by Andersen, Sears Home & Life
Thanks, too, goes to Ironhorse Golf Club for hosting and their help in organizing the event.