By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
The rains stopped just in time for 28 teams to hit the links at an annual golfing benefit.
A four-person scramble teed off at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 for the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Golf Classic.
Wet weather threatened this year’s tournament, with the possibility the event would have to be postponed.
But then the skies cleared early Friday so golf enthusiasts representing Yukon-area businesses and civic groups could converge on The Golf Club at Surrey Hills, 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd.
“The golfers loved it,” Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton said. “As it turned out, it couldn’t have been a greater day to play golf.
“Surrey Hills has been a great place for us to have this tournament.”
Because of ongoing renovations to Surrey Hills’ clubhouse, a barbecue lunch was moved outside.
The weather ended up being almost ideal – so the golfers, volunteers and tournament staff relished the occasion.
“It was a really, nice relaxing day,” Shelton said.
One golfer, “Ambassador of the Year” volunteer Otis Davenport, came away a big winner – claiming the 50/50 raffle cash prize.
Winning teams were Lightning Communication (flight one) and YNB #2 (flight two).
Mike Miller won the putting contest, and Jarrid Wright (a Yukon Chamber board member) and Chad Bristow were closest to the pin.
BREW & WINE FEST
The golf classic behind them, Chamber officials are now promoting Yukon’s inaugural Best 66 Brew & Wine Fest set 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 in the parking lot at 10 W Main.
The event will feature Oklahoma wineries and breweries; visit yukoncc.com for tickets and more details.
With no official Oklahoma Czech Festival on the first Saturday in October this year, local civic leaders have planned the Brew & Wine Fest (and more) to encourage people to come to Main Street Yukon.
Although there won’t be the traditional Czech Day parade and Czech royalty crowning, downtown Yukon will be abuzz Oct. 3 with activities presented by the Yukon 66 Main Street Association – including a fall festival, food trucks and scarecrow stroll.
An evening dance with food and music will be presented afterward inside Yukon Czech Hall, 205 N Czech Hall Road.