"The Turkey Tee Off has become an annual tradition for many local golfers. The morning started out chilly, but quickly warmed up, and we were blessed with a beautiful day on Saturday," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Golfers were treated to a complimentary Waffle House breakfast that included waffles, bacon, sausage, coffee, and orange juice before teeing off at 9:30 a.m. After the round, 23 teams feasted on Slick Pig BBQ while De Boer announced the prize winners. Special thanks to Topre America for sponsoring the lunch.
The "Taylor Team" of Corey Taylor, Matt Taylor, Terry Taylor, and Patrick Plemmons took home the first place prize of $200 with a score of 55.
Coming in a close second with a prize of $160 was "PATCO Fire Safety." The golfers on the second place team with a score of 56 were Nathan Conley, Marshall Lorance, Chase Patterson, and Anthony Rowland.
The third place team with a prize of $100 was the "Cedar Crest" team. The golfers were Richardo Cardenas, Brian Hinz, Ben "Chuey" Ramirez, and Ed Zygadlo with a score of 58.
All three winning teams generously donated their winnings back to the Child Advocacy Center to support services for child abuse victims.
"Many of our loyal golfers have been golfing in this tournament every year for the last nine years. We are grateful for their support of the children and families we serve," De Boer said.
Other prize winners included:
- Gordon Buttry won the "Putting Contest."
- John Forrest won the "Longest Drive" on Hole 2 and "Closest to the Pin" on Hole 3.
- David Monfore won the "Longest Drive" on Hole 5.
- Chase Patterson won the "Closet to the Pin" on Hole 14, narrowly beating out his father in law, Paul Johnson.
Frozen turkeys were awarded to Clayton Team One of Don Clayton, Brad Frontz, Paul Karr, and Ross Womack.
"The tradition of giving continued at this year’s Turkey Tee Off golf tournament, and we were fortunate to raise over $20,000," Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Katie Enzor said. "We are grateful to our loyal sponsors: CRF Properties, Ashley Holloway, General Jennings Jones with the District Attorney’s Office, Murfreesboro Young Professionals, PATCO Inc., Redstone Federal Credit Union, Topre America, US Community Credit Union, Waldron, Fann, and Parsley Attorneys, Wal-Mart D.C. 6062, Bill and Lucy Whitesell, and Wilson Bank and Trust."
The tee box sponsors included: Beaman Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram of Murfreesboro, Gabriel Besleaga with Bill Jakes Realty, Farrer Bros. Hardware and Rental, Ashley Holloway with Holloway Accounting Services, Lascassas Feed Supply,Mike Tansil with My Team Insurance Services, Adam Tipton with Farm Bureau, Mitchell and Mitchell Attorneys at Law, Wal-Mart D.C. 6062, and Wilson Bank and Trust.
Silent auction items were donated by: Alcatraz East, Alumni Hall, The Acent, Beyond Aquatics, Bounce U, Cheekwood, Chuy’s, City Winery Nashville, Crave Golf Club, Dancing Lights of Christmas, Dave and Busters, Dick’s Sporting Goods, First Watch, Gaylord Opryland, Incredible Pizza Company, Indian Hills Golf Course, Jeremy Head Golf Shop and Academy, Janarty’s Ice Cream, Lady Jane’s, Let’s Roam, Loveless Café, Memphis Zoo, Nashville Predators, Nashville Symphony, Omni Hotel, The Peddler, Perfect North Slopes, Ripley’s Aquarium, Rockbros, Sam’s Place, Slim Chickens, Smyrna Bowling Alley, Stars and Strikes, Sudsy’s, and Sugarland Distillery.
"During this Thanksgiving season, the Child Advocacy Center is grateful for the sponsors, tee box sponsors, silent auction donors, golfers, and the volunteers who made the Turkey Tee Off a success," stated De Boer. "We are particularly thankful for the Turkey Tee Off committee who worked their hearts out on the tournament – Chase Patterson, Chase Fann, Katie Enzor and Jessica Wauchek."
"Congratulations to all the winners," concluded De Boer. "We look forward to seeing all of you again next year."