McCallie Hosts Sixth Annual Duck Day Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
McCallie's 6th annual Duck Day Golf Tournament
McCallie's 6th annual Duck Day Golf Tournament

McCallie hosted the sixth annual Duck Day Golf Tournament May 19 at Black Creek Golf Club and raised nearly $26,000 for the Duck Day Scholarship Fund, which benefits a Chattanooga student. 

Twenty-seven teams and a total of 108 golfers enjoyed pleasant weather and perfect course conditions at one of the area’s top courses, along with a pre-tournament lunch by Einstein Brothers Bagels, a silent auction and an awards dinner provided by The Chattanoogan Hotel. 

The Russ Blakely and Associates Team consisting of Tony Brown ’80, Michelle Harris, Jessica Hibbs and Pat Patterson claimed first-place honors. Second place went to the Waters-Holland Team of Andrew Forrester ’01, Mark Harrell, Derek Steele and Brandon Waters ’00. The tournament was scored on a modified scramble scoring system. 

Matt Mathis won the longest drive contest, Ricky Taliaferro ’84 received the prize for closest to the pin, and Tom Moore was the winner of the putting contest. 

McCallie would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014 Duck Day Golf Tournament: 

Astec Inc, Ben Brock ’89
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Ward Petty ’80
Carter Distributing, Chase Carter ’01
The Chattanoogan Hotel
Coca-Cola Bottling
Dynamic Group, Roshan Amin ’02
Einstein Brothers Bagels
Fidelity
First Tennessee Bank
Franklin Associates, Architects, Ins.
Goodhew/Sockwell, Jim Markley
The Haisten Group, Inc., Will Haisten ’96
Judge Christie Sell
Kia of Chattanooga
M&M Industries, Inc., Glenn Morris ’82
Midas on Market, Angela Johnson
Mountain View Ford Lincoln, Clay Watson ’92
The Pool Place, Scott Orthner
Raines Brothers, Jimmy Lail ’80
RSS Insurance LLC, Trey Powell ’04
Russ Blakely and Associates, Tony Brown ’80
Scotchie Wealth Mgt. Group, Ameriprise Financial, Jimmy Scotchie ’88
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Thompson Engineering
Waters-Holland, Brandon Waters ’00 

McCallie would also like to thank the following for providing silent auction and door prize items: 

Dr. & Mrs. David Adair

Alleia

Ankars Hoagies

Dr. & Mrs. Will Aultman

Mr. Andy Bean

Blue Water Grill

Brody Jewelers

Carter Distrbuting Company, Inc.

Chattanooga Bakery

Chattanooga Brewing Company

Chattanooga Cookie Company

Chattanooga Football Club

Chattanooga Lookouts

Chattanoogan Hotel

Clumpies Ice Cream

Coca Cola Bottling Company

Crust Pizza

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Finnell

First Tennessee Bank

Gannon Art Center

Jewelry from Christina Glidden

Hanover Blue

High Point Climbing and Fitness

Randy Hodges

Ichiban

Jets Pizza

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Leech

Little Caesars/KTG, Inc.

Lupi’s

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Markley

McCallie Day Camp

McCallie Tennis

Frosty Montgomery

Mouton Salon

Natural Body Spa & Shop

Ooltewah Liquors

Porkers BBQ

Anne Renner

Revival

Rib & Loin

River Street Deli

Ruby Falls

Sofa King Juicy Burgers

Sportsbarn

Sturmhaus Beer Market

Sugar’s Ribs

Taqueria Jalisco

Thompson Engineering

Truck n' Trailers USA

Universal Joint

Verde' Boutique

Zach Wamp ’76

Mr. Lawson Whitaker '68

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Wilson '55

Yacoubian Tailors


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