Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PLM Memorial Classic 2

These 2 men {pictured with their sons} have been working hard since last year to pull off another successful Patrick Murphree Memorial Classic...
Organizers & Sons
They couldn't have picked a better day {record breaking low temperature all weekend long}. Saturday morning, we registered 22 teams of golfers for a 4-man scramble... Registration After they registered, we offered them a hamburger/hot dog lunch {graciously donated by Noel Mayfield} and time to warm up on the driving range and putting green...
Putting At 1:00 the tournament officially began with a shotgun start. Shortly after, Erin and Banks started cruising the course...
Beer Cart ...to restock coolers with Bud or Pepsi products {donated by Valley Bud and Pepsi of Decatur}. While I rode around the course taking pictures, accompanied by this 2 monkeys... Roller Coaster ...who pretended they were on an amusement park ride! Jody teamed up with Tony Chachere to provide dinner after the tournament to all the golfers and volunteers... Jody & Tony {Tony met Patrick the week of his accident.} Tony was gracious enough to drive 8 hours with his family and 2 assistants to cook a delicious catfish/shrimp dinner!

Buffet line

Little did he know when he agreed to volunteered for this... The Assistants ...that he would have so much help! Banks took his job...
Seasoning the fries
...seasoning the fries very seriously! After everyone's bellies were full, it was time for the Awards Ceremony. Awards Ceremony After the scores were turned in, the teams were divided into 2 flights. Prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners of each flight. Prizes were also awarded on 4 holes for Closest to the Pin and on another hole for the Longest Drive. Every golfer's name was placed in a drawing for 40 door prizes donated by various businesses and people.
The results for the tournament:
over $18,000 grossed
almost $6,000 given away in donated prizes
88 golfers - 40 returning from last year, 48 new players
44 cases of beer

Horsing Around

I think everyone involved had a wonderful time! Thank you to everyone who made this tournament a success! In 2 years, the golf tournament has raised enough funds to make the Patrick Murphree Memorial Scholarship an endowed scholarship!

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