Two Amazing Feats and a day FULL of fun!

Food, drink, volunteers, sunshine….an abundance of each came together for the annual Chamber Golf Extravaganza on May 6, 2011 at Maple Ridge Golf Course sponsored by B&B Beverage.  The beautiful weather almost upstaged the golf itself.  Over 250 people attended the event co-chaired by Mike Mayhew of Automated Business Machine and Richie Grantham of Sunshine Banners and Signs.  Every tee was sponsored by a Chamber member and food, prizes and goody’s flooded the course.  

Jay Buick GMC was the Hole in One sponsor for the  Golf Extravaganza. The tournament produced 2 hole in ones! The chances of getting a hole in one are a 1 in 3,000 chance according to Golf Digest. 

Brent Wright-Hole in One Winner

Brent Wright (center) was presented Callaway RAZR X irons by Ronnie Carroll (left) of Jay Buick GMC and Mike Gill golf pro at Maple Ridge Golf Course.

Brent Wright make a hole in one at the 13th hole of the course and won a set of Callaway RAZR X irons presented to him by Jay Buick GMC.  Brent had a lot of support from the crew at Batson Cook, which sponsored hole 13th with a White Water Rafting themed tent that even included kayakers in the lake! 

 Jason Stansell made a hole in one at the 2nd hole and won a 2011 GMC Terrian from Jay GMC.  Jason received the keys to his new car this week.  When asked how his wife reacted when he told her the news, “She didn’t believe me at first, I had to tell her several times for it to sink in.”  

Jason Stansell Hole in One Winner

Jason Stansell receives the keys to his new GMC Terrain from Jay Buick GMC. Pictured left to right: Nolan Pendleton, John Roberts, Mike Gill, Ronnie Carroll, Jason Stansell and Amy Askew

Jason played on the Colony Bank with team members Nolan Pendleton, John Roberts and Brian Williams. Needless to say, the Colony Bank team also walked away the over all winners of the tournament and 2nd place went to Mid-South Metals. 

Carmike Cinemas was named the overall best decorated tee recognition and Hartin Electric won 2nd place. 

Everyone in attendance walked away a winner with new business contacts, opportunities and exposure that you cannot get anywhere else.  Thanks to all the sponsors and to the committee members—events like this are not successful without the support of all that contribute! 

Carmike Cinemas walked away 1st place winner of the tent decoration competition with their "Pirates" theme


Thank You Eagle, Tee and Beverage Station Sponsors! 

 #1   B&B Beverage (GRAND SPONSOR) 

#2   Jay Buick GMC (Hole in One) 

#3   Manpower & MasterKleen 

#4   Servpro 

#5   Coleman American Allied Movers 

#6   2WR (Eagle Sponsor) 

#7   Sunshine Banners & Safetec Security 

#8   Naartjie 

#9  Southeast Restoration Group 

#10   Loco’s 

#11   Hartin Electric (Eagle Sponsor) 

#12     Townplace Suites, Springhill Suites Residence Inn & Fairfield Inn 

#13   Batson-Cook 

#14   Carmike Cinemas (Eagle Sponsor) 

#15  Suntrust 

#16   Independence Place 

#17   Verge Pipe Media (Eagle Sponsor) 

#18   Callaway Gardens 

 Thank You Beverage Station Sponsors! 

Columbus Community Bank        


ATC Associates 

 Thank You Driving Range Sponsor! 


Thank you Potty Break Sponsor! 

Paws Humane 

Thank You Event Donors!

4th Avenue Car Wash

5 Star Food Service

Allstate-The Askew Agency


B&B Beverage


Burger King

Burt’s Butcher Shop

Callaway Gardens


Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc.

Cott Beverages

Country’s Barbeque

Dr. Scuba



Northwest Exterminating

Phenix Foods

PMB Broadcasting


Sun Ray Cleaners

Sweetbriar SmokeShop

Team Realtree

Troy University

A Very Special Thank You to Our Golf Committee and Our Volunteers! 


Mike Mayhew, Automated Business Machines & Richie Grantham, Sunshine Banners and Signs 

Committee Members 

Rebecca Gaston, Batson Cook 

Trammell Coleman, The Overby Company

Patrick Deal, Columbus Communications 

Diane Edwards, Hartin Electric 

Bob Kramer, Skanska 

Dewey McCabe, Southeast Restoration Group 

Alan Scoggins, Skanska

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