Members tee off at annual golf tournament

Golfers feet and clubs.

A time-honoured tradition in the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) history is the annual golf tournament. Thanks to a dedicated planning committee, this event is in its 31st year. However, this year the WCC team shook it up with an earlier agenda and many new activities throughout the day.

One of the biggest new additions was the Learn-to-Play session which invited members to network with golfers over breakfast sponsored by North American Steel, participate in the warm up led by Pursuit Training’s Michael Finigan and Riblet the pig, and then practice their skills in a two-hour golf lesson. Pros from Royal Ashburn Golf Club guided participants through the basics of golf and gave them tips on both their long and short games.

Meanwhile the golfers were off in their carts, enjoying each other’s company and the many on-course activities provided by the hole sponsors, including Let’s Make a Deal, Closest to the Hazmat and Mystery Driver. On Hole #1, sponsored by new initiatives hr consulting inc., world-famous trick shot artist Todd Keirstead kept the golfers on their toes with his humour and unbelievable golf skills.

Also on the course were Gangster Cheese, Frantastic Events, Milestones Grill + Bar and Baton Rouge to ensure the golfers and volunteers stayed nourished between breakfast and dinner. Throughout the day, golfers had the chance to win big at the hole-in-ones sponsored by Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac, and Gus Brown Buick as well as at the putting contest sponsored by Goacher Wealth Management – RBC Dominion Securities.

After a long day on the green, golfers came inside for an early dinner sponsored by PGL Environmental Consultants and emceed by CKDO’s Terry Johnston. During dinner participants had more opportunities to take home something other than full stomachs with many door prizes, tournament prizes and the newly added silent auction run by Parker & Associates Sports Marketing. This event helps the Chamber run programming for the business community all year long and its success wouldn’t be possible with out the many volunteers, local businesses, participants and sponsors, including of course the Tournament Sponsor 360insights.

Check out the highlight reel created by Blue Phoenix Productions!