By Conrad Dudderar
Civic-minded golfers ventured to Surrey Hills to swing their clubs at a recent Friday golf benefit.
Tee off was 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 for the 39th Annual Yukon Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. The fund-raising event was again played at the Golf Club at Surrey Hills, 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd.
Twenty-five teams “hit the links” in the four-person scramble.
First-place winning teams were Bedlam Law (flight one) led by John Alberts and YNB Bank (flight two) led by Carson Wright.
Bedlam Law team members were John Alberts, David Henry, James Hill, and Scott Kedy.
YNB team members were Carson Wright, Ben Cravens, Adam Ingram, and Dean Harrison.
Members of the first-place winning teams each won $75 cash prizes.
Second-place team members each won $50 – the Rick Cacini team (flight one) and the Smith’s Boys with Balls team (flight two).
Third-place team members each won $25 – the David Jones Commercial Real Estate team (flight one) and the Rib Crib team (flight two).
Closest to the pin winners Dale Rinehard and Scott Kedy each claimed $100 cash prizes. Longest drive winners Haylie Pirtle and Aaron Sexton also took home $100.
The golf tournament was called a “huge success” by Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton.
“Even if you don’t golf, it’s a fun and relaxing way to visit and network with others,” Shelton said.
Some $15,000 raised at the golf outing will be used for annual student scholarships, membership services and general expenses.
Chamber members volunteered as hole spotters, relief hole spotters and bag distributors for the golf tournament.
Before golfers hit the links, Yukon American Legion Post Commander Eddie “Mac” McFadden led participants in a moment of silence honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The following day marked the 25th anniversary of 9/11.
Pastor Kyle Woodall, of Good Fight Church, followed McFadden by leading an opening prayer before golfers headed out on their carts.