Winning first place was the White Distribution and Supply team of Randy Lambert, Barry McCoulh, Ted Porterfield, Trey Stephens and Jody Summerville.
The tournament benefits local Polk County charities, but the teams largely consist of out-of-town teams supplied by HON’s suppliers and business partners. In all, 27 teams competed this year, the eighth year of the event.
In addition, many local businesses serve as hole and prize sponsors.
Money raised from the charity tournament supports the local Boys and Girls Club, Our House battered women shelter and Cedartown United Fund. Funds also support the Shriner’s charities and a portion goes to a cancer center in California, City of Hope, an organization that is supported nationally by HNI Corporation, HON’s corporate owner.
“It started out as a small tournament to help the United Fund to purchase toys for children at Christmas,” said Carol Ayers, a HON spokesperson. “It has now grown large enough to support all these charities.”
Local sponsors donated T-shirts, beverage holders, gift bags, golf balls and a variety of other prizes for a raffle held at the close of the tournament. The top raffle prize was an office chair built at the HON plant won by Mike Norrod, of Taylorsville.
Totals raised were not immediately available.