2nd Annual VFW Golf Tournament Golfers fill fairways to benefit VFW Post 2166

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2021

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
Despite impending rain that hovered over the Elizabethton Golf Course, the 2nd Annual VFW Golf Tournament once again played out successfully as all 34 teams were able to get in their round in support of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2166.

Post Commander Andy Wetzel was pleased with the turnout and the support that the event once again had in its second year of existence.

“We appreciate everyone coming out and all of those who helped make this a success,” said Wetzel. “All of the money raised will go to improving the VFW which is in need of some updates and repairs.

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“We want to make it a special place for the veterans to come and enjoy.”

Although it really didn’t matter who came out on top as everyone was a winner for supporting the event, the Jason Nidiffer Team won with a team total of 52.

Second place was claimed by D and D Properties with a 53, one stroke behind the first-place team.

In the longest drive competition, Derrick Hamm and Jack Blevins took honors while Dicky Clark and Braxton Smith finished as closest to the pin.

There were a total of 33 hole sponsors for the tournament while the LaPorte Family served as the presenting sponsor.

The tournament also had two impact sponsors in Jonathan A. Street – Edward Jones and LaPorte and Norris/Richard Norris Attorney at Law.

“We hope to make this an annual event,” said Wetzel. “The Elizabethton Golf Course does an amazing job in helping us pull this event off.”

Golfers were served lunch by Tommy Tipton and his staff at the Elizabethton Chick-Fil-A while J’s Corner provided a meal after the tournament was completed.

The VFW wished to thank the following hole sponsors:

Elk Avenue Auto Brokers
Jackee Taylor Johnston State Farm Insurance
Mike Fraley
Summers-Taylor Inc
Bill Kyte Veterans Medicare Specialist
Happy Valley Memorial Park
Patty Woodby Carter County Mayor
J’s Corner Restaurant and Catering
Joey Proffitt Insurance
Mike’s Topline Auto Repair
Norris Bush and Byrd Attorneys at Law
Barkers Drive Thru
Jim Muse State Farm Insurance
Ken Wandell State Farm Insurance
Community First Bank
Lighthouse Wine and Liquor
Dexter Lunceford Carter County Sheriff
In memory of SCPO Hobert Campbell USN
In memory of SGM Dean Batchelder USA
Jay Crockett RE/MAX Checkmate Realty
Andy Scott Carter County Farm Bureau Insurance
Rick Walters Horace Mann Insurance
Dr. Bob Acuff Carter County Commissioner
Cline-Holder Electric Supply Inc
Kim Birchfield
Travis Rowland Shelter Insurance
Jarrod Ellis Carter County Register of Deeds
Jim Richardson and Becky Proffitt Carter County Bank Wealth Management
Jonathan Booth Century 21
Neal Wandell State Farm Insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Sylva Wildcat
Dalena and Robert Century 21 Legacy
Constable Dustin Baker
Wayne Hodge State Farm Insurance