“It’s All About the 19th Hole”
One of the clubs most anticipated events of the year, the 2019 Member Guest tournament was a three day event from Thursday August 22nd through Saturday August 24th. This years Member/Guest had forty participants broken down into the following; Men’s Division had fourteen teams with twenty-eight participants & Women’s Division had six teams with twelve participants. To date this has been the highest participation for our Member Guest supported by 30% of our membership base! Weather and course conditions complimented the event with an overall grade of an A+!
On Thursday August 22nd participants gathered in the Double Eagle Grille between the hours of 5:00PM – 8:00PM for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the revealing of pairings for the first round. The evening centered around the skills competition and team photos taken from atop the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River with the golf course in the backdrop. The skills competition was a tricky combined team closest to the pin contest, hit from an imaginative location down to the 18th green, with spectators and participants spanning the entire patio from above.
The winners of your skills contest are as follows;
Men- Bob Grundy & James Lane
Women- Bernadette Beaupre & Sue Dillman
On Friday and Saturday participants teed off with a 9:00AM shotgun start playing a two person best ball as the competition. Weather and course conditions once again proved to be our greatest asset and complimented the tournament as best anyone could hope for! If you thought the pairings party was one heck of a start, we weren’t done there. All participants received a welcome gift inclusive of a collectors divot tool, logo ball and tees. On round one and two participants received in their golf carts an energy bar and water along with a boxed lunch for round one. During the competition participants had opportunities to compete in Closest to the Pin challenges and a Closest to the Line challenges.
Following are your on course contest winners;
Closest to the Pin: Men’s Division-Jim Sullivan | Women’s Division- Sandy Campbell
Closest to the Line: Men’s Division- Vince Buszko | Women’s Division- Sandy Campbell
Closest to the Pin: Men’s Division-Jim Sholes | Women’s Division- Bennia Sholes
Closest to the Line: Men’s Division- Doug Livolsi | Women’s Division- Bernadette Beaupre
The spectacular event was concluded with a fantastic awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday August 24th beginning at 5:00PM. Members and guests arrived at the Double Eagle Grille decorated in line with our theme of the event “It’s All About the 19th Hole”. During the awards ceremony all mingled and shared commemorative stories not only about the tournament but years of fellowship and friendship with their guests. All participants were presented with a framed team photo and landscape photo of hole #17, along with beautiful cutting board engraved with the Rivers Edge logo as a tee gift!
Your competition winners are as follows;
First Gross- CJ Ebel & Jeff Keck(139)
First Net- Dan Lynes & Jim Sullivan(118)
Second Net- Harold Strunk & Jeff Strunk(125)
First Gross- Rob Pick & Alex Pick(160)
First Net- Dave Arnold & Gene Zais(119)
Second Net- Bob La Marca & Doug Livolsi(129)
First Gross- Shirley Arnold & Ann Couk(165)
First Net- Kathy Strunk & Sue Raad(119)
Second Net- Roe DeRose & Georgia Pick(133)
We would like to sincerely THANK all our members and their guests for the support! The Member Guest tournament was one for, not only the history books but the memory bank. The bar has been set high for future events but if one community can live up to the challenge it is Rivers Edge!
A special thank you to our tournament committee and the entire Rivers Edge staff for their efforts and commitment to making this a true showcase of what embodies the Rivers Edge experience!