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Golfers hit the links for annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

County of BrantGolfers hit the links for annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

The County of Brant Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament in Scotland on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Around 55 players arrived at Fescue’s Edge Golf Club ready and eager to participate in the nine-hole best ball tournament.

Nova Vita staff members Shannon McMannis, Anne Herbison-Ruddell, and Patricia Lovelock watch on as Jessica Powless just misses her birdie putt at the par three, second hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Throughout the day, golfers made their way through the course laughing, joking and competing for various prizes like the $10,000 hole in one.

“Today We have contests for men’s and women’s longest drive, men’s and women’s closest pin, most honest team, highest score, and the putting contest,” said Sue Morton, Executive Director of the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce. “We have a number of really great prizes this year that have been contributed by local business sponsors like an outdoor fire pit, a sightseeing flight for two, Blue Jays tickets, a Kate Spade laptop bag, a large floral arrangement, and tickets to the Paris Fair. There’s a really great range of things that aren’t just t-shirts or hats so we’re happy to be able to give those away today.”

Dio McConkey takes his approach shot at the par four, fourth hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

After a day of playing in the sun, the golfers headed inside the clubhouse to mingle, grab refreshments, relax and receive their prizes during dinner.

Mike Rahn, Jay Rahn, Kevin Janisse and Ashley Rosehart pose for a photo on the green of the seventh hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Wes Mik, Vice President of the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce, said the annual event is held as a way to bring the chamber members together for a fun day of building relationships with various local businesses and organizations from across the County.

“A Chamber of Commerce is an organization or group that works with local businesses, small or large, and advocates on their behalf to try and improve their business and create local community connections,” he said. “We hold this tournament whenever we can to really get the local business community together to network, make contacts and connections, and catch up with each other.”

Mark Giancola sinks a long birdie putt at the par four, ninth hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Morton added that that tournament, like the Chamber itself, helps to build community.

“I think businesses need community to thrive and the community needs thriving businesses to be a community, otherwise it all falls apart,” she said. “No organization or business should be an island, we really do need to be champions for each other, and so that’s how I view all of this; we’re creating connections and bringing business and the community together.”

Jessica Powless, Shannon McMannis, Patricia Lovelock and Anne Herbison-Ruddell pose for a photo on the green at the par three, second hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Victor Verburgh, Cory Rogal, Dio McConkey, and Greg Rogal pose for a photo at the par four, fourth hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Cory Rogal hits his approach shot at the par four, fourth hole during the County of Brant Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

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