By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009
Pam Steffens, Valerie Gunter, Dell Davis and Marla Lillie encourage golfers of any level to participate in this year’s Claremore Chamber Fall Golf Classic.
Everyone’s a winner at the 4th annual Claremore Chamber Fall Golf Classic. This year the highly-anticipated event will be held October 9 at Heritage Hills Golf Course.
Not all participants will win prizes, but they will all have fun and take home a great feeling from this fundraiser and networking opportunity. Area businesses are invited to put together teams of four from their workplace, or to invite clients to join them. Individuals can also be placed on teams. And who knows? The new player beside you could become one of your most important business associates.
“Golfers on any level can come and have a good time in a relaxed, casual atmosphere,” says Julie Adams, event chairperson. “They can get to know community leaders and people from all types of businesses, industries and professional services.”
A continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served. Strings and throws and mulligans will be available to help the rookie players. The top two teams earn prize money, and lots of door prizes will be awarded to all other players.
Some of the most competitive moments from past years have come from ladies’ and gentlemen’s teams. Event organizers are hoping this year will bring even more competitive fun.
Chamber President Dell Davis says that this is an extra-special tournament. The proceeds will be used to retire the Operation Renovation loan that the Chamber took out to renovate their building at 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
“The Chamber is the front door of the community,” says Dell. "The entire interior of the building was gutted. The back office area was completed first and then the front area of the building. The back door became our front door until the renovation was completed. It was a challenge keeping the Chamber operational while the renovation was completed, but everyone took the inconvenience in stride and the end results were super. We were able to complete the renovation at about half the normal costs due to the assistance of Chamber members and volunteers who gave their time, talents and finances to this project."
The interior of the building was brought up to code to embrace modern technology. New offices and meeting areas and upgraded equipment make it the inviting hub it is now for businesses, new residents and visitors.
“Our goal is $25,000 to retire this loan,” says Julie. The community has always pulled together, and they’re sure to celebrate victory again. “Everybody knows what the Chamber does for Claremore, to make this a wonderful place to work, to play, to shop and to live.”
Tee-off times begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 9. Heritage Hills Golf Course is located at 3140 Tee Rd., just off Highway 20. Call Julie Adams at (918) 342-7526 for enrollment information. Sponsorships are still available.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.