THE NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES EXTRAORDINARY ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP.
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October 5, 2021
GOLF CLASSIC IS ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame enjoyed another tremendously successful annual fall fundraising event, the 2021 Golf Classic presented by McConnell Golf.
The event took place October 4 at the beautiful, newly designed Raleigh Country Club course.
For the second consecutive year, the day’s festivities looked a little different from previous ones for everyone’s health and safety, but that didn’t stop the fun. This year’s tournament included a whopping 31 teams, with attendees coming from across the state to compete.
Some of the state’s sports legends, including a number of members of the NCSHOF itself, participated. Many of those names are very familiar to sports fans in our state, including Eddie Biedenbach, Scott Bankhead, Carlester Crumpler, Freddie Combs, Phil Ford, Bill Hayes, John Inman, Page Marsh, Ricky Proehl, John Swofford, Steve Vacendak, Dereck Whittenburg, George Williams, Susan Yow and Nora Lynn Finch. Finch has recently finished her term as president of the NCSHOF Board of Directors.
The event began on a picture-perfect morning, but a storm and lightning late in the day forced a few teams off the course and they were not able to finish. As a result, winners are based on the common holes all the teams were able to complete.
Corporate Net Winner: Strawbridge/National Amateur Sports
Corporate Gross Winner: Meridian Waste
Collegiate Net winner: UNCG Athletics
Collegiate Gross winner: Duke Athletics
Closest to the Pin
#3 - Mike Sobb (Duke University Athletics)
#6 - John Bryant (Wake Forest University Athletics)
#14 - Phil Ford (Go Heels)
#17 - Steve Bowden (Jim Beaty Group)
Women #7 - Chris Nickerson (Charlene Curtis Team)
Men #13 - Josh Daher (Meridian Waste)
Longest Putt Made #9
Clyde Phillips (Wolfpack Club)
Straightest Drive #10
Amber Elliott (The Marsh Family)
The Hall would like to recognize a number of other companies and individuals who also generously helped to sponsor the tournament. The Hall’s annual Patron Sponsors include Greensboro Sports Foundation, McConnell Golf, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina, N.C. State University, Duke University, the ACC, the Carolina Panthers and Teall Capital.
This year’s Golf Classic Silver Sponsors include the Durham Sports Commission, Bernard Robinson and Company, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., and Oxendine Barnes & Associates.
The Hole Sponsors include Dr. Jerry McGee (in memory of Coach Bill Eutsler), the Marsh family (in memory of George Tarantini), North Carolina Central University, Johnson C. Smith University, Dram and Draught, FS Series, Edward Jones, Bond Brothers, Butch Williams, Rick Webb, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, NCSHOF Board of Directors, Newtec Business Solutions, George Whitfield Baseball Clinic, Johnson Lexus, WCI Inc., George Williams—USA Olympics.
In-kind sponsors for the event include National Amateur Sports, Strawbridge Studios Inc., Joseph C. Woodard, Sunshine Beverage, Long Beverage, Pepsi Beverage, Angus Barn, Doug Jamerson and Bos Klein, and of course thanks are also due to the host of the event, Raleigh Country Club. Strawbridge, a long-time supporter and partner of the Hall, took a huge number of photographs during the day.
The Hall is grateful for the support of all those who took part in this special day. Thank you for sharing in the mission of celebrating extraordinary athletic achievement and leadership in North Carolina.
The NC Sports Hall of Fame is located on the third floor of the NC Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. The exhibit features more than 200 items representing 374 Tar Heel sports heroes. Exhibit items include champion driver Richard Petty’s stock car, Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem Globetrotters basketball uniform, N.C. State University coach Kay Yow’s Olympic team basketball, Jim Beatty’s running shoes, Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice’s UNC-Chapel Hill football jersey and Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke University warm-up jacket.
Admission is free.
The Hall’s mission is to celebrate extraordinary athletic achievement and leadership. Through our community partnerships, we enable student-athletes to reach their athletic and academic excellence as we continue to preserve our state’s athletic history.
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