From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club added a new twist to its annual golf tournament, which was held on Monday, Oct. 5 at Highland Park Golf Course.
Per usual, the 28th annual charity golf tournament raised money for scholarships and various projects. It also included a ball drop thanks to the help of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, which provided a helicopter that flew over the course and dropped more than 1,000 numbered golf balls over a designated hole.
Participants purchased numbered tickets corresponding to the golf balls, and the two closest balls to the hole represented prize money of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, for the recipients: Doug Smith and Bob Smith.
The tournament was directed by Frank Jett, who was assisted by Randy Jinks.
The first-place team represented Milam and Co. Construction and included Mike Milam, Barrett Milam, Chris Whitten, and Joel Nix. The second-place team from Lifewave included David Jett, Tracy Neal, Justin Kattus, and Greg Grimes. Coming in third was Wells Fargo Advisors — a lineup that included Vince DeGrado, David Starling, Johnny Beavers, and Dennis Vincent.
The longest drive prize went to David Starling, and closest to the pin was Richard Abernathy.
Major sponsors were Alabama Power Co.; Alabama Professional Services; Bryant Bank; Cork, Hill, and Co. LLC; Courtesy Buick GMC; Milam and Co. Construction; and Trimm Design Build. In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, other in-kind sponsors were Highland Park Golf Course, Chick-Fil-A Trussville, and Blue Springs Water.