Saturday, June 28, 2014
Awendaw, SC — Local golfers are now primed to take their game to Pebble Beach after winning the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic at Bulls Bay Golf Club on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
The Advanced Medical team of Kevin Wilhelm, Eric Hiner, Vaughn Massie and Mike Mahoney from Aiken, SC won the four-person team, Handicap Index Division, scramble format tournament. The captain Kevin Wilhelm said “The experience was fantastic – top notch! We plan on going to Pebble in January 2015”.
The Gross Division winners were the Old Tabby Venture team lead by Rock Dangerfield, Brennen King, Charles McIntosh and Justin Boulware, who also won the Longest Marshmallow Drive Challenge.
"The NKF Golf Classic tournament is like no other in Charleston” said Trey Thompson. “It was a great day to play golf and to raise money for a worthy cause that will help save lives in our region.”
Over 83 local golfers teed off to raise funds to fight kidney disease at the NKF Golf Classic. The event generated more than $75,600.00 to support the National Kidney Foundation’s awareness, prevention and treatment programs. It also earned the top five teams invitations to play in the National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts, January 16-18, 2015.
The tournament at Bulls Bay Golf Club is one of over 30 events held around the country as part of the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic series, the nation’s Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity.
To date, NKF Golf Classic participants have raised more than $90 million for the National Kidney Foundation.
In addition to qualifying for the National Finals at Pebble Beach, golfers vied for prizes provided by national sponsors including One Car One Difference, PING, Golf Digest/Golf World, The Greg Norman Collection, BirdieBox and Tiffany & Co. Local sponsors include Anchor Sign, Roper St. Francis, DaVita, John Davenport, DCI, MedTrust, First Federal – SCBT, CapTrust, Arthur J. Gallagher and JL Woode.