RALEIGH, N.C., June 18 2014 – Old Chatham Golf Club recently hosted a sell-out crowd at its fifth annual corporate tournament benefitting The First Tee of the Triangle, a local nonprofit organization. Funds generated from the tournament will provide program scholarships for about 600 youth participating in The First Tee of the Triangle, which is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Twenty-seven teams participated in the tournament, which sold out six weeks in advance. The event included a lunch followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m., with a tournament format of net best ball. An awards reception, which included a live auction of golf experiences at Old Chatham, Pinehurst and the Lexus Champions for Charity tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., concluded the tournament.
Featuring a course that won the honor as the top-rated golf course in the Triangle by the 2014 North Carolina Golf Panel and based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, Old Chatham Golf Club has exclusively supported The First Tee of the Triangle since 2010 by offering its course free of charge for this annual tournament. While golf clubs will occasionally discount rounds for a charity, it is rare that one will offer its facilities completely free for an event. This generosity allows The First Tee of the Triangle to minimize expenses and maximize the benefit to its participants.
The teams that competed included representatives from:
– Atlantic Tire & Service
– Bank of North Carolina
– Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (two full teams)
– Bojangles’/Tands, Inc.
– Bojangles’/Tri-Arc Food Systems, Inc.
– CAPTRUST | Financial Advisors
– Edwards-Hobgood Foundation, Inc.
– First Citizens Bank
– Golden Corral
– Harris Family Foundation, Inc.
– Hatteras Venture Partners
– James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Trust
– Kane Realty Corporation
– MATRIX Resources, Inc.
– Medical Mutual
– Michael Lee, Hatteras Funds
– Monday’s Travel
– Paragon Bank
– Reese Consulting Group
– Rex UNC Healthcare
– Ruth’s Chris Steak House
– Select Bank
– Sentinel Risk Advisors
– ScottMadden Management Consultants
– Sports Endeavors, Inc.
– Trust Company of the South
– VantageSouth Bank
“The First Tee of the Triangle is a terrific organization that makes a significant contribution to the future success of local youth,” said Allen Wilson, Old Chatham president. “We feel incredibly honored to be a part of that process.”
“We have been incredibly fortunate to work with Old Chatham Golf Club, and our tournament and the event continue to get better each year and benefit the young lives we impact,” said Bob Hatley, chairman of The First Tee of the Triangle board of directors and president and CEO of Paragon Bank. “Old Chatham’s professional standards and unwavering support make them an outstanding community partner, and we are grateful for how this relationship benefits our programs.”
“I am proud of the commitment Old Chatham has made to support The First Tee of Triangle,” said John Marino, director of operations at Old Chatham. “This program teaches children much more than how to play golf. The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ prepares children for success in all aspects of their lives both on and off the golf course. This tournament was a tremendous success, and we thank all who participated in it.”
ABOUT OLD CHATHAM GOLF CLUB:
Established in 1999 by area business leaders, Old Chatham Golf Club provides the charm and character of the classics to North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Triangle area. A Rees Jones design, the North Carolina Golf Panel has ranked Old Chatham Golf Club’s course #1 in the Triangle. Nestled just minutes from the Interstate 40 corridor with 400 acres of rolling hills rich in native pines and oaks, at Old Chatham members and their guests can escape to the tranquility of an uncrowded retreat, characterized by gracious hospitality with an emphasis on quality and comfort. For more information, visit http://www.oldchathamgolf.org.