Jennifer Therrien – Military Appreciation Golf Tournament

Ranger Joe's Open

WOW! This was an exciting week at the Chamber. On Friday October 18th, I attended my first Golf Tournament. It was exciting to be out of the office and experiencing something different and fun at the same time. Before the Golf Tournament the week before was spent preparing for the tournament and getting things ready. One of my tasks included creating cart signs and ordering signs for each hole and creating the program. I got to communicate with Sunshine Banners when creating the signs.

There were several different sponsors for this event. The Title Sponsor was Ranger Joe’s and they helped make a huge part of this event a success. Other sponsors included Carl Gregory, Clear Channel, Masterbuilt, Snyder’s Lance and much more!

I was a little worried about rain appearing at the Golf Tournament but it didn’t. Friday morning started off really early, arriving at Ft. Benning at 8am . Amy and I started the day by putting together signs that would be placed on the holes. Next, we drove to each hole and placed each sign. It was fun to be able to ride the golf cart and see the entire golf course. After placing all the signs in their correct location we then begin to help make sure all of the coolers were set and ready to be distributed.

Next on my list was to place the cart signs on the correct cart and distribute flyers and goody bags to each cart. At first Dana and I made a mistake and took off signs that were not supposed to be taken off! I ended up having to dig some signs out of the trash. Not fun at all!!

Around 11 o’ clock people started arriving. My next duty was to sell mulligans for each of the golfers after they registered. The mulligans were $10 a piece and most people would buy several for their teammates.

At 12 o’ clock I was to report to Hole 4, where I would help conduct the Hole-In-One. I had to make sure each golfer was standing in the correct location and they followed the rules. If they did make a hole-in-one they would receive a dodge truck. Unfortunately there was no winner. Maybe next year!

My last task of the day was to help at Par 3 Poker. At this hole we would conduct a card game and the golfers would pay $5 to play. The golfer with the highest score would get half of the pot and the remainder would go to United Way. It was fun to see everyone get so involved in this card game.

My first time helping out at a golf tournament was a success! Hopefully I get to experience more golf tournaments. It was interesting to see the way one was put together and see everyone take part in such a great event,