The annual Ladies of Charity of Knoxville Golf Tournament was held Sept. 3 at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. The slightly windy day kept the golfers cool and the play fast. Eighty-two men and women brought their clubs to support the Ladies of Charity mission to serve those in need.
New to the tourney this year because of COVID-19, a registered nurse checked temperatures before anyone signed in for the day. Each
participant received a “health bag” with a mask, hand sanitizer, and instructions for social distancing in the clubhouse. Everyone was grateful for the extra measure of caution. Joe Sutter, golf tournament chairman, was pleased with the 2020 turnout. He said that many people have been golfing, but the tourney gave the organization a chance to see friends and have some friendly competition.
This year’s winning foursome was Vinyard Floor Covering. Jim Wright Jr., Ricky Gregg, Robert Wright, and Kevin Teetel took home Connors gift cards.
Second place went to the Pilot No. 1 team of Harriet Houchin, Ricky Wood, Mike Brundage, and Todd Roberts.
The third-place team sponsored by Erika Fuhr was composed of Trent Farrell, Mark Bialik, Dave McCorkle, and Bob Gantt.
The Kentucky Derby theme on hole 18 offered a chance to “rock the horse.” All golfers who hit the horse with their golf ball were considered in the hole for the team. The usual “closest to the keg” hole sponsored by Fanatic Brewery is always a fun hole. This year, Jane Cohen won.
Overall, the day was a success, thanks to many sponsors, volunteers, and players. The Ladies of Charity raised more than $14,000 for the emergency-assistance program and for their operations.
Board president Lisa Daley expressed her gratitude to all who made the tournament a wonderful event and fundraiser for the organization.