The 18th Annual McDonald's -
Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing took place on August 27 at Valley View Golf Course. A total of 88 golfers hit the links. The first tee off was at 8:00 a.m., with a new team hitting the course every 10 minutes until 11:30 a.m. Staggered times instead of a shotgun start were new to this year’s outing to be in accordance with
Corporate Sponsor for the event was once again McDonald's of Galion, owned by Randi and Scott Nickell. McDonald’s of Galion has been the Corporate sponsor since the inception of this event.
Co-Sponsors for the event were Axe Social Lounge, AA American Bail Bonds, Avita, Bowlin Real Estate, Crossroads/ Cooper’s Mill, and Mill Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation.
This annual event generates operating income for the Chamber to continue its Economic Development and Business Advocacy efforts on behalf of the business community and serves as a fund raiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Various contests such as proximity, ball drop (new this year), double your money, putting, and 50/50 tickets on the course generated a record $2,948 for Ronald McDonald House Charities and since beginning this partnership in 2003, a total of $32,949 has been raised for the charity.
The team from Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson, and Garverick was this year's first place team with a 55. Team members were Grant Garverick, Richard Olt, Jay Olt, and David Chandler. It looks like they will be the team to beat next year!
J & F Construction finished in close second place with a 57. Team members included Steve Bridgford, Brad Murtiff, Dave Refledht, and Chris Ackerman.
In lieu of an afternoon meal and awards ceremony this year, all players received a gift card to Ralphie’s to dine at their convenience.
Winners were announced on Facebook live at 7:00 p.m. There were additional prize winning categories added this year. “Dead Last”, sponsored by Longstreth Memorials, was won by Avita with an 83. This was a condolence prize for “winning” last place. “Bailed Out of Last” (the team that was second to last place) was sponsored by AA American Bail Bonds and won by Urban Industries with a 75. The “Average Joe” award went to the team that placed right in the middle and was sponsored by The Willow House Coffee Shop. Flick Packaging and Oakstone Landacape tied and were awarded the “Average Joe” team.
We again extend our thanks and appreciation to our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and those who donated goodie bag items and prizes. This event would not be possible without those who invest their time and resources to making this event a huge success.
Mark your calendars now for next year’s outing that will be held on June 24th at Valley View Golf Course.