V.I.P. Golf Tournament
The Anderson University Athletics Department holds an annual VIP Golf Tournament to benefit the scholarship fund for Trojan student-athletes and is organized and staffed almost entirely by volunteers from the University and the athletics department.
The Anderson University Athletics Department held its’ 19th Annual VIP Golf Tournament on May 9, 2014 at the Cateechee Golf Club and Conference Center, with a foursome from each of three flights taking home top prizes after a tremendous day on the links by the 32 teams in the event.
The weather cooperated fully on that Friday, as the tournament featured three flights for just the fourth time since its inception.
The Epps, Nelson and Epps team, consisting of Blake Williamson,, Mike Wooles, Brandon Bailey and Preston Jones combined to claim the top spot in the “Jack Nicklaus” flight, while the group from the Anderson Independent-Mail (John Huff, Jim Lasley, Pete Barend and Mark Beaty) took home the top prize from the “Arnold Palmer” flight. The Forms and Supply team – J.D. Holland, Dan Peagler, Mike Magee and Wes Cartee - won the “Gary Player” flight at the 18-hole event.
Mike Sutherland and Chase Stone each took home prizes for longest drives on holes number one and nine, respectively, while Wooles and Chad Nelms recorded closest-to-the-pin honors. Tom Hall took home a Kindle Fire Tablet by winning the highly-competitive putting contest.
More than $45,000 was raised during the one-day tourney, with proceeds from the annual event going to the scholarship fund for Trojan student-athletes. The event is organized and staffed almost entirely by volunteers from the University and the athletics department, with many coaches and staff members pulling double duty to host both the golf tournament and the school’s first-ever NCAA Division II Southeast Softball Regional this year.
“We enjoyed a wonderful and successful VIP tournament, and I am tremendously grateful to all of our sponsors and participants,” said Director of Athletics Nancy Simpson. “Thanks to their commitment to Trojan Athletics, we will be able to continue to grow and thrive.”
The Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Senior U.S. District Judge, was Grand Marshall, while Laniel Chapman of Chapman & Yon, L.L.P. served as Tournament Chair.
Be sure to mark your calendars and save the date for next year’s 20th Annual V.I P. Golf Tournament!
2014 VIP Golf Tournament Participants
2013 VIP Golf Tournament Participants
2012 VIP Golf Tournament Participants
2011 VIP Golf Tournament Participants
2010 VIP Golf Tournament Participants
2009 VIP Golf Tournament Participants