Golf In and Around Hoover
Chamber Golf Tournament August 27!
2011 2nd Flight Winners were Phil Holmes, Danny Santiago, and Melanie Dickinson, with Chairman Joe DiBenedetto. Not shown is Jon Oliver.
Mark Your Calendars!
The 17th Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, August 27, at Riverchase Country Club, and is one of the area's fastest growing tournaments. Without a doubt, the field will be full with some 130 golfers participating, according to Golf Committee Chairman Joe DiBenedetto of American Osment.
St. Vincent's Health System is the Title Sponsor again this year, with Hoover Tactical Firearms as the Luncheon Sponsor - providing some awesome goodie bag prizes as well. Key sponsorship slots are still available, including several Hole Sponsorships. This is the largest fund raising event for the Chamber, with the majority of proceeds funding some $20,000.00 in scholarships for area students through the Lila Parks Scholarship Fund and the Miss Hoover Pageant. It is a great way to support the Chamber while promoting your company to dozens of members, golfers, and volunteers from around the Hoover area.
We have also switched to the popular Four-Man Scramble Format, with golfers playing as a four-player team. We will provide prizes to all four players of three winning teams chosen. To help raise funds for our scholarships, we have a tremendous array of prizes in our Raffle, with the Grand Prize being offered from The Wynfrey Hotel - a two-night weekend in the Presidential Suite with a dinner for two in Shula's - a $3,150.00 retail value! Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each or a book of five for only $20.00. We're already well over 100 signed up, and don't have room for many more players.
For more information on sponsorships and registration, contact Bill Powell at 205-988-5672, or visit the Chamber website golf page at www.hooverchamber.org/sports/golf/
16th Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Tournament Winners
The winners of the 16th Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Tournament, heldAugust 29th at Riverchase Country Club played on one of the TitleSponsor St. Vincent's Health System Teams. Shown l-r areCoach Dave Hobbs, Ben Moody, Lanier Johnson, and BJ Blanchard, withGolf Committee Chairman Joe DiBenedetto of American Osment. Theirnet score was 54.
15th Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Classic
The Fifteenth Annual Chamber Golf Classic, held August 30th at Riverchase Country Club was a huge success, in spite of the heavy 90-minute rain delay! Even though there were a few that did not show because of the rain, we still had 96 golfers participating, and got started only 90 minutes late. The two-man, best-ball format is still a popular format.
The overall winners in the First Flight were Greg McBride and Patrick Jones, playing for AT&T Advertising Solutions, with a team score of 64. Second place was the team that had won last two years from Cook's Pest Control, Mark Baron and Robby Cole, with a team score of 65; while Third Place went to Blake Jones and Don Tate playing for Homer's Heroes (First Southern Services) with a score of 69. In each flight, identical prizes were awarded, with first place winners receiving 19" Visio High-Def TVs; second place winners receiving a Nikon Camera; and third place winners receiving an AM-FM emergency band radio and flashlight set.
In the Second Flight, all three top awards shot a 77, with tie-breakers determined from hole 18 going backwards to Hole 15. First Place went to Charlie Conklin and Augie Aquilino of Sentry Heating and Air; Second Place went to Bob Dickerson and Jordan Frazier of the Virginia College team; and Third Place to Steve Klaus and Earl Pate of HealthSpring of Alabama. In the Third Flight, First Place went to Steven Sims and Jeremy Bullock of St. Vincent's Health System, (82) our Title Sponsor; Second Place went to Matthew Banks and Jason Sadler (83) of UAB Medical West; and Third Place to Ben Powell and Dave Davis (83-tie-breaker at 18) playing for Legacy Community Federal Credit Union.
Individual Proximity Awards went to Dr. Gene Birdsong for Closest to the Pin on Number 3 with a tee-shot 8-feet, 6-inches from the pin, and to Keith Haroldson for Closest to the Pin on Number 12 (194 yards) with a tee shot seven feet, one inch from the pin. Both Straightest Drive Awards for Hole 7 & 10 went to Gary Spencer, playing for the Hyatt Place Hotel on John Hawkins Drive in Hoover. All were awarded a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Bonefish Grill in the Patton Creek Shopping Center in Hoover.
|Shown l-r, overall winners, Cook's Pest Control Team Robby Cole, Golf Committee Chair Dan Ellis, and Mark Barron won the 14th Annual Hoover Area Chamber Golf Tournament with a team score of 62. Both are members are Riverchase Country Club where the tournament was held, and both are scratch golfers or better.|
The Fourteenth Annual Chamber Golf Classic, held August 31st at Riverchase Country Club was a huge success! With some 114 golfers participating, it was held in perfect Chamber of Commerce weather! The two-man, best-ball format is more popular than ever.
The overall winners in the First Flight were the same team that won last year, from Cook's Pest Control, Mark Baron and Robby Cole, with a Team Score of 62. Second Place winners in the First Flight went to an unnamed team with a score of 64; while Third Place went to the Tracy Causey and Chris Hummel of Champion Sports Medicine with a score of 68. In each flight, identical prizes were awarded, with first place winners receiving Blue-Ray DVD Players; second place winners receiving a Nikon Camera; and third place winners receiving 24-volt reversible power drill-drivers.
In the Third Flight, First Place went to the Buster Inman and Wayne Bradley of Jeffcoat and Associates; Second Place went to the Bernard Lockhardt and Vorster Evans of The Wynfrey Hotel; and Third Place to Jim Drennen and Ryan Parks. Individual Proximity Awards went to Jim Morrison for Closest to the Pin on Number 3 with a tee-shot 2-feet, 3-inches from the pin, and to Dan Shirey for Closest to the Pin on Number 12 (194 yards) with a tee shot seven feet, one inch from the pin. Straightest Drive Winners were Dan Denton on Number 7, and Dave Carrizales on Number 10. The #12 Closest-to-the-Pin winner was awarded a gift box by Ameriprise Financial Center from Fleming's Restaurant at The Summit. Each of the other individual winners won a $50.00 Gift Card donated by Michael's Steaks and Seafood.
Rotary Golf Tournament - Please click here.
Robert Trent Jones (Oxmoor) 769-1308 http://www.rtjgolf.com/
Ross Bridge - Robert Trent Jones (Hoover)http://www.rossbridgeresort.com/
Private Country/Golf Clubs
Hoover Country Club (this course is being rebuilt during 2010) 822-0647 http://www.hoovercountryclub.org/
Greystone Golf & Country Club 986-5120 http://www.greystonecc.com/
Riverchase Country Club 988-4140 http://www.riverchase.com/
|Ballantrae Golf Club, one of several public courses in the Hoover Chamber, opened in nearby Pelham in June 2004, with Championship-level quality and wide-open fairways. Ballantrae offers both memberships and public golf course packages. The length of the course, located just four miles east of Interstate 65, ranges from 5,000 to over 7,000 yards|
Since Ballantrae Golf Club opened its greens to the public on June 1, 2004, many businesses, corporations and individuals have been enjoying the lush grounds. The beautiful new Ballantrae Golf Club features an 18 hole championship course designed by Bob Cupp, and the breathtaking scenery comes complimentary with each round. The hills and valleys are framed within a forest to create a picturesque and private setting for the challenging course. With that said, Ballantrae remains true to its original goal, to provide golfers with "World Class Greens - Working Class Fees." Head PGA Golf Pro Phillip Wright is no stranger to breaking in new golf clubs. He played a vital role in establishing The Capstone Club in Tuscaloosa, where he remained on staff for sixteen years.
According to Phillip, Ballantrae has exceeded his expectations. "We have had an amazing response thus far, and our membership sales have surpassed our goals. Many first-time visitors greet me with a 'wow' as they enter the club. We've heard nothing but positive comments, and the scenery, well, it's simply breathtaking. I'm just proud to be a part of it all." Brian Barker and Hal Brown serve with Phillip as assistant golf pros at the club. Ballantrae's "old-world clubhouse" resembles a Scottish manor house. The first floor features a fully-stocked pro shop, the Fireside Grill and Dining Room, as well as a locker room for club members to use. The second floor of the clubhouse serves as the new home office for the PGA Dixie Section. Executive Director, Dave Berry, has been with the PGA for seventeen years and says the Ballantrae site is just the scenario they've been searching for. "It's fabulous, a great arrangement for everyone involved," Dave said. Paul Andrewjeski, formerly GM at the Pelham Civic Complex, will serve as the director of the golf club.
"I look forward to this new challenge with the city, and I want to thank the mayor and council for having such confidence in me. I am grateful to Phillip Wright, our Golf Course Superintendent Gary Bush, and all those on staff for putting forth a great effort in making this a first-class facility," Paul said. Ballantrae Golf Club is located off Highway 11, at the end of Weatherly Club Drive. For membership information or to schedule a tee time, please call 620-Golf (4653).
Make plans now to visit Ballantrae - a golfer's paradise - and take advantage of all that the club has to offer.