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Greg Zimmerman’s team of Bill Bowers, Dan Judy, and Larry Spotloe were the winners of the recent Barbour County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament at the restored Barbour Country Club.

The runners- up from Alderson Broaddus University included Josh Allen, Steve Dye, Eric Shorr, and L.T. Tallman.  Both teams earned cash prizes.

Nine teams riding brand new golf carts participated in the annual tournament at the newly-renovated Barbour course whose clubhouse and grounds were completely restored following major storm damage received several years ago.  The restoration was the happy result of countless hours of volunteer work, the assistance of the Amish community, and major cash contributions from area residents. 

“Our objective of underwriting scholarships and other programs at Philip Barbour High School has been fully accomplished”, said golf chairman Reg Trefethen, pictured above at the start of play, who served as the Master of Ceremonies for the day.  Trefethen was assisted by committeemen Mike Cvechko, Eric Ruf,  and Joe Kaiser. 

Hole sponsors, who contributed $ 100 each, included Angel’s Arsenal, Alderson Broaddus University, the Barbour Community Health Association, the Barbour County Commissioners, the Barbour County Development Authority, Dr. Tim and Ronda Barry, Cvechko Insurance, Dave’s Plumbing & Heating, Fox’s Pizza, Freedom Bank, Premier Bank, Kaiser’s Coffee & Candy, Chris Phillips, Ed Larry, Brett Carpenter, Mace’s Pharmacies, Mullens & Mullens Attorneys, Nikki Rogers State Farm, the Barbour Country Club, and Legacy Insurance & Financial Services.

Complimentary golf certificates presented to the winners of the skills contests were received from the Buckhannon Country Club, Snowshoe Resort, Stonewall Resort, and Twin Falls State Park.  Allegheny Insurance again sponsored the hole-in-one contest, while the Barbour Health Association provided cold beverages and Broaddus Hospital box lunches.  Multiple door prizes were donated by Builders Center, Cvechko Insurance, the Good Samaritan Center, and Alderson Broaddus University.  Volunteers who served as hole-in-one witnesses were Melissa Foy and Connie Williams from the Barbour Health Association, while Chrissy Kittle, Director of the Barbour County Senior Center, hosted the registration table.

Prize winners included Greg Zimmerman who was closest to the pin on hole #3, Bill Bowers who had the longest putt on hole #5, and Coty Thorne who had the longest drive on hole #1.  There were no winners in the hole-in-one contest on hole #17.  The tournament committee is grateful to each of the donors, players, and volunteers, and to the personnel of the restored Barbour Country Club, for the success of this year’s charity fund-raiser.