From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club held its 29th annual golf tournament on Monday, October 4, at Grayson Valley Golf Course. The tournament raises money for scholarships for area students and other local projects.
Thanks to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, a helicopter flew over the course and dropped almost 1,000 numbered golf balls over a designated hole as part of the ‘ball drop’. 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. Two golf balls actually found their way into the cup, so first and second place prize money was split between the two winners: Alan Taylor and Jamie Townes.
Presenting sponsors were Milam and Co. Construction and UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. Corporate sponsors were Bryant Bank; Carroll Pharmacy; Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight; Courtesy Birmingham; Faith Community Fellowship; First Baptist Church Trussville; and Trimm Design Build. The ball drop sponsor was Alabama Professional Services. Hole sponsors were Daniel Iron; Full Moon BBQ; Marshall Family Dentistry; Sain Associates; SouthPoint Bank; Spire; Trussville City Schools; Will Bright Foundation; and The Woosley Firm.
Tournament director was Josh Wooten, assisted by Diane Poole.
The first place team was the Milam and Co. Construction team and included Barrett Milam, Sam Love, Matt Dunlap, and Nick Kennemur. The second place team from Faith Community Fellowship included David Graveman, Josh Hilgers, Jason Standridge, and Randy Goodwin. The third place team was from Valent Group and included Logan Johnson, Seth Stone, Eric Mitchell, and Josh Wooten.
Longest drive prize went to Sam Love, Closest to the Pin was Josh Wooten, and the Straight Drive prize went to Steve Dickey.