It Was a Beautiful Day in Pinehurst

When the RFP was sent out for the 25th Anniversary of the AENC Golf Outing, we knew we wanted it to be special. And thanks to the wonderful folks at Pinehurst, it was a fantastic way to celebrate 25 years of golf – AENC style.

The Golf Outing started the night before, thanks to the folks from the Greenville Hospitality Partners. They were kind enough to host an evening reception for those coming into town early. The Greenville folks always deliver and we thank you so much for kicking off the event as you have for several years now.

On Monday morning, when the staff arrived at Pinehurst No. 8, there was a calm in the air as the carts we already staged and the attentive staff from Pinehurst were there waiting for our every question and concern. The day was slightly overcast with a nice breeze and you could tell this was going to be a great day.

Thank you again to the wonderful team from Pinehurst – including Sara Green and Wayne Kearney and to Bev Stewart with the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB. They were very instrumental in bringing the 25th Annual event to Pinehurst.

Thank you also to all of our sponsors for making the vent successful – Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, Hickory Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort Asheville, Visit Charlotte, Grandover Resort & Conference Center and Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons, Wilmington Convention Center, Marriott at RTP, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, JQH Embassy Suites Hotels of the Carolinas [Embassy Suites Concord-Charlotte; Embassy Suites Research Triangle; Embassy Suites & Homewood Suites-Greensboro], Marriott [Greensboro Marriott Downtown, Myrtle Beach Marriott at Grande Dunes, Marriott Hilton Head Island]. Greenville Hospitality Partners (CVB), Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Francis Marion Hotel & Westin Poinsett, Kingston Plantation, A Hilton & Embassy Suites Resort, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Millennium Print Group, Fifth Third Bank and GEICO. We couldn’t do it without your support.

Congrats to our winners for this years’ event:
Lory Lachapelle – Women’s Closest to the Pin on #5 and Women’s Straightest Drive on #16
Derek Allen – Men’s Closet to the Pin on # 13
Michelle Streath – Women’s Longest Drive on #11
Casey Wallen – Men’s Longest Drive on #11
Lew Ebert – Men’s Straightest Drive on #16

Our winning players include:
3rd Place, with a score of 57 (-15), was Chris Alford, Randy Danison, Mark Marion and Frank Paszkowski

2nd Place, with a score of 56 (-16),  was Wally Adamchik, Chris Fohrer, John Houston, and Jeff Schade

1st Place, with a score of 55 (-17), was Tracy Aldridge, Terry Crawford and Marty Waugh

Also, thanks to those who provided door prizes and congrats to the winners:

Pine Needles – Mid Pines Golf Resorts: Lew Ebert
Alabama Theatre & Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort:Tom Akins
Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort Asheville: John Cruz
Greensboro Area CVB: Chuck Borman
CVB Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area: Doug Carlson, Mark Marion
NC Association of Electric Cooperatives: Kelley Erstine
The Homestead: Jan Kelly
Cypress Lakes Golf Course: Chip McDonald
AENC: Marty Waugh, Ginny Fountain, Chris Fohrer

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s 25th Annual AENC Golf Outing.

To see all of the pictures from the event, click here.

Take care and see you in Greensboro for the AENC Annual Meeting!