Friday’s annual West Plains Chamber of Commerce Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament truly was a “Chamber of Commerce day” with beautiful weather on par for the day. The Thirty-seven 3-person scramble teams began Shot-Gun style at the West Plains Country Club to vie for over $3,000.00 in prizes, and a chance to make a hole in one shot for a ‘Mega Motorsports’ $4,000.00 2021 Spartan Zero Turn Mower. Golfers began the tournament with a ‘Burton Creek Medical Clinic/Ozarks Healthcare/Westgate Realty/Simmons Bank’ lunch and took warm ups on the ‘West Plains Bank & Trust Company Driving Range and Putting Green’. Each golfer received a Remax Connection Tournament gift bag as well as a sleeve of Pinnacle Rush golf balls provided by Central Trust Company. Water and sport drinks were provided compliments of Ozarks Coca-Cola.
New this year, was the “Team Swing & Miss” prize sponsored by Keller Williams-West Plains. Taking away the prize were the team of Dustin Jones, Jeff Coats and Tiffany Atkisson. Jeff Welch was the big winner of the ‘Wade Insurance-Darren Petrus Agent Bushnell Golf Speaker & Audible GPS raffle. The winner of the ‘Quality Floors Longest Drive Competition’ was Evan Bryant. Ron Murray and Cathy Roberts took the men’s and women’s honors as the ‘Great Rivers Distributing Closest to the Pin’ champions. Bob Mayer cleaned up in the ‘Wiles Abstract & Title Company Longest Putt’ contest. There were no winners in the ‘Mega Motorsports 2021 Spartan RZ-C 42” Zero Turn Mower, ‘Community First Banking Company Callaway Irons’, ‘Schultz, Wood & Rapp, P.C. 50” 4K Ultra HD Smart TV’ or ‘Pain Treatment Associates $500 Visa Gift Card’ Hole-In-One Contests. The winning teams were:
1st The team of Chuck Swift, Melissa Swift & Justin Setser
2nd The team of Jarod Hicks, Justin Fraker & Brian Cheever
3rd The team of John Coleman, Ron Murray & Darren Petrus
1st The team of David M. Gohn, Nate Swift & Jeff McDaniel
2nd The team of Joe Rothgeb, Steve DeClue & Landon Rothgeb
3rd The team of Richard Tompson, Travis Tompson & Rusty Pilgrim
1st The team of Ryan Atwell, Correy Cobern & DJ Wade
2nd The team of Janson Jordan, Aaron Roberts & Anthony Tackitt
3rd The team of Dale Engelbrecht, Thom Sheridan & John Grisham
The Annual Caddyshack Tournament fundraiser supplements members’ dues to support Chamber programs and seminars, member benefits, economic development initiatives and community events for the city. Chamber Director, Jessica Collins, praised the Caddyshack Tournament volunteers Justin Jones, Louise Jones, Mallory Snodgras, Shealia Harper, Ann Marie Newberry, Eryn Walters, Joanne White, Jeannie Cox and Kate Tyree adding “The key to the success of this tournament is our volunteers’ hard work and dedication, and our volunteers really come through for us this year, we appreciate their gift of time!”
Collins thanked everyone who played in and sponsored the tournament and added “Chamber members sponsoring holes and donating gift bag and raffle prizes included; 10/40 Coffee, LLC, 10 Box Cost-Plus Food Store, Active Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Adams Construction Company, AirMedCare Network, Arlee Home Fashions Inc., Arvest Bank, Brill Title Company, Brown Furniture & Appliance, BÜRO, Butler Heating & Air, Cary Stewart Construction, LLC, Caterpillar, Inc, Cawvey’s Electric Motor, City of West Plains, Colorgraphic Printing, Inc., Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill, Dave Bossemeyer, CSC Law, LLC, Dennis’ Specialty Cuts, Don’s Auto Service, Downtown Antique Mall, Easley’s Body & Paint Shop, Edward Jones – Kevin Gleghorn, El Charro, Fidelity Communications, LLC, Gary’s Tire & Auto, Great Rivers Distributing, Grennan Communications Company, Grisham Properties, Gullic & Swope Insurance Agency LLC, Hart Family Eyecare, HB’s Boot Corral, Heart of the Ozarks Medical Equipment, Hibby’s Sports Grille, LLC, Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, Hospice Compassus, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Interiors by Design, ISU Davidson Insurance Group, K Kountry/The Gift, Mayfield Auto Repair, McDonald’s, McFarland Spine & Sport Company, Mulligans Package Store, Ozark Café, Ozark Electrical Solutions, Ozark Marketing, Ozark Quick Lube & Ozark Quick Wash, Ozarks Coca-Cola, Penmac Staffing Services, Pizza Shack, Privette Law Office, Richards Brothers Feed Store/Mill, Royal Oak Enterprises, Ruby Tuesday, Shelter Insurance-Dave Thomas, Sherwin-Williams Paint, Southern Bank, Southern Magnolia Boutique, State Farm Insurance-Justin Shelby, Steve Bunn Construction LLC, Stewart-Morrison Redi Mix, Sugar Lily Bakery & Floral, Taylor Grubaugh Chevrolet Buick GMC, The Farmer’s Wife, The Law Office of Jacob Y. Garrett, LLC, Three C’s Studio & Flower Market, United Country/MO Ozarks Realty, Wages Brewing Company, Welch, Couch & Company, West Plains Council on the Arts, West Plains Daily Quill, West Plains Marine, West Plains Occupational & Insurance Physicals, West Plains Savings & Loan, West Plains Schools, West Plains Country Club Pro Shop-Will Hartenstein, Wiley Insurance Agency, LLC and Wood & Huston Bank.
“Thank you to all of our sponsors and players,” said Collins, “Your support of this tournament allows the Chamber continued involvement in member and community programs.”