The Duncan Banner

April 24, 2014

Chamber Golf Classic proves to be popular event

Bob Morris
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — When word got out that entries would be accepted for the Duncan Chamber Golf Classic, set for Friday at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club, it didn’t take long for people to respond.

As club general manager Mike Hansen put it: “They sent out an e-mail and filled it up in a day.”

There’s a little more to the story, though. Chamber President and CEO Chris Deal explained that teams that enter one year get the right of first refusal for spots the next year. Of the 28 teams (112 players) who participated last year, 26 signed up again. The final two spots were then filled quickly.

“It’s a real popular tournament,” Deal said.

The four-man scramble starts at 1 p.m.. It features more than a good day of golf. Interurban will serve food at hole one and Billy Sims BBQ will greet golfers at tee box 14. Hansen said it’s a fun time for everyone.

“This is the first big field scramble we’re going to do,” he said, “and it looks like we will have good weather.”

Deal is happy that chamber members support the tournament through sponsorships and other means. There are 36 sponsors, ranging from hole sponsors to main tournament supporters.

“We’ve got a great group who comes out to support the chamber, and it’s also a great day of golf,” he said.

Deal added he appreciates the hard work of tournament organizers. They include chamber director of investor services Sandy Stewart, tournament committee chairman Chuck Siess, and committee members Hansen, Aaron Askins, Geoff Johnson, Anthony Prince and Corey Ahlsenger.