The skies were sunny, the greens were fast, and the golfers enjoyed the day as it warmed up to 60 degrees at the 7th annual Turkey Tee Off golf tournament on Saturday, November 11 at Cedar Crest Golf Course.
"The tradition of giving continued at this year's tournament, and we were blessed this year to raise over $17,000 at the Turkey Tee Off," stated Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Kristina Troglen, "We are grateful to our sponsors: Beach & Farrer Properties, Charles R. Farrer Partnership, General Mills, Redstone Federal Credit Union, the District Attorney's Office, and Waldron, Fann, and Parsley Attorneys."
Golfers were treated to a waffles, bacon, sausage, coffee, and orange juice provided by Waffle House before teeing off at 9 a.m. After the round, 27 teams feasted on Slick Pig BBQ while tournament chairperson Mike Becker announced the prize winners.
Mark Brook's team of Brooks, John Morrissey, Austin Bowling, and Jordan Holmes took home first place of $200 with a score of 57.
The second place team with a prize of $160 was Smith & Salmon Construction. The golfers on the second place team were Scott Salmons, Alan Hardison, David Honeycutt, and Donald Parker with a score of 58.
The third place team with a prize of $100 was the "VA Golfers". The golfers on the third place team were Don Fletcher, Tommy Bennet, Rick Hunt, and David Adams with a score of 58.
The Brook's team and the Smith and Salmon Construction Teams generously donated their winnings to the Child Advocacy Center to support services for child abuse victims.
The following were the other prize winners:
- Kyle Thomas won the "Longest Drive" on Hole 5.
- John Morrisey won the "Closest to the Pin" on Hole 3.
- Dwight Anderson won the "Closet to the Pin" on Hole 14.
- David Honey cut won the putting contest.
Child Advocacy Center Board President Terry Fann stated, "The annual Turkey Tee Off is a tradition for many local golfers. Their continued support is a fine example of how our community comes together to help abused children in Rutherford and Cannon Counties."
The tee box sponsors included:
A1 Waterproofing, Sue Alban, American Auto Body, Beaman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ramo FIAT, Beckman Family Medical, Bell Jewelers, Bill Jakes Realty, Bowen's Body Shop, Boyd's Garage, Shyrle Broiles, Bob Bugg and Keith Strain, Comas Montgomery Reality & Auction, Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm, Jeff Edge at Edward Jones, Essentially Off Road, Chuck and Carol Farrer, Florida Bros, Inc., Franklin Synergy Bank, Barry and Billi Hartsfield, Roger Hindman Body Shop, Hodge Construction Services, Hooper Supply Co., Hoover Paint Store, Robert Keel Painting, Lascassas Feed Supply, Lawrence Glass Co., Lube Pro's, Alan and Julie Northern, Parks Auction Company, Blake Prow at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Steve Richardson at Parks Realty, Arnold and Sylvia Smith, Catherine Smith at Rodan + Fields, Tandem Financial, Totherow Haile and Welch, and Wilson and Mitchell Hardware.
Silent auction items were donated by: AutoZone, Bell Jewelers, BJ's Brewhouse, CJ's Fine Dining, Country Cove Christmas, Firestone, Gateway Tire, GunMart, Hoover Paint, Longhollow Golf Course, Longhorn Steakhouse, Nashville Sounds, OnTarget, Parthenon Grille, Predators Foundation, Rodan + Fields, Roosters, Ryman Auditorium, Shave Barber Lounge, Short Mountain Distillery, Smooth Rapids, Sports Clips, Textbook Brokers, Tire World, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Tomlin Automotive Group, and Woods Viking Barber.
De Boer said, "During this Thanksgiving season, the Child Advocacy Center is grateful for the sponsors, in-kind sponsors, tee box sponsors, golfers, and the volunteers who made the Turkey Tee Off a huge success. We are particularly thankful for the Turkey Tee Off committee who worked their hearts out on this event -Mike and Marlene Becker, Catherine Smith, Matthew Chase, Keylon Holloway, Kristina Troglen, and Jessica Wauchek."
Please contact the Child Advocacy Center to get involved in next year's tournament 615-867-9000.