On June 16, our annual KTA Golf Classic was held at the beautiful Wildwood Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky. We began with registration, mulligan sales, and handing out our tee gift sponsored by Liquid Transport. Thanks to our lunch sponsor, Usher Transport, we began the day with Wildwood’s delicious cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and all the sides in their brand-new bar. Of course, we had plenty of refreshing beverages to wash it down and get our members in the best mindset to make all those birdies.
Time to tee off, ladies and gentlemen — start your golf cart, sponsored by Kenworth of Louisville — Palmer Trucks. Thankfully, no rain, but when I said it was hot, it was HOT! Beverage carts to the rescue. Our beverage cart sponsors, Bulk First and Great West Casualty, made sure we all stayed hydrated with plenty of 12-ounce — hmm — water and sports drinks.
We had plenty of activities and opportunities on the course beginning with the famous KTA Golf Cannon that uses 80 lbs. of CO2 pressure to launch the golf ball 280 to 300 yards. All you hackers can thank me later.
The four par 3’s had hole-in-one prizes, including $10,000 on hole 18, one of the most challenging par 3’s you will play anywhere. The hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin prizes were sponsored by Hill Transportation Services Inc. No hole-in-one prizes were given away this year, but we did have a tee shot on 18 that ricocheted off the patio area and then into the pool area and found its way just off the green — two putts, routine par.
Closest-to-the-Pin prizes were awarded to John Webb and Blake Schmidt. Hidden Creek Transportation and Trivista sponsored our long drive contest for men and women — the Rogers Trucking Co. group swept these prizes. Congratulations to Kate Breeding and Chaz Giles. Other hole sponsors included M & M Cartage Co., Kentucky Truck Sales, IMI, Morgan Trevathan & Gunn, Midwestern Insurance, Mercer Transportation, Pilot Flying J, Martin’s Peterbilt, FedEx, and Marvin Johnson & Associates.
The day was almost over, so it was time to meet back in Wildwood’s new bar for some adult refreshments and tasty hors d’oeuvres to celebrate our time together and award a few prizes. We really appreciate Rogers Trucking Co. for sponsoring the awards ceremony. We began the ceremony by randomly drawing names for some of Kentucky’s finest spirits — Charles Breeding and Rusty Burnett were the winners. Our second-place team with a score of -13 included Kristeena Breeding, Kate Breeding, Charles Breeding, and Chaz Giles. The winning team with a score of -14 was Al Lynch, Lee McMormack, John Webb, and Brent Lewis.
We all had a great time! Thanks to all who volunteered and played in the event. Thanks to Wildwood’s Pro Shop and food and beverage staff for making us feel welcomed and for taking care of our needs. We look forward to seeing you back on the golf course in 2023.
Our preliminary date for next year is June 15, 2023. Please invite your customers, clients, colleagues, and friends to participate. If you’re not a golfer, we can use your assistance, so please consider volunteering.
We end this article with a quote from George Archer and a good piece of advice from Dean Martin. Mr. Archer said, “Golf is like hunting and fishing. What counts is the companionship and fellowship of friends, not what you catch or shoot.” And Mr. Martin said, “If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”
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