VGCC to hold Benefit Golf Tournament on May 7

Players enjoy the Henderson Country Club course during the 2012 VGCC Endowment Fund Benefit Golf Tournament. (VGCC photo)

Players enjoy the Henderson Country Club course during the 2012 VGCC Endowment Fund Benefit Golf Tournament. (VGCC photo)

The 29th annual Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Golf Tournament will be held at the Henderson Country Club on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Last year’s tournament raised a record-high $33,250 from entry fees and from sponsors, adding to the more than $400,000 that has been raised by VGCC tournaments since 1985. All event proceeds support the mission of the college, the Endowment Fund and student scholarships.

Each year, the tournament attracts the area’s business and community leaders for a day of golf, food and prizes. “This event is always a lot of fun, but it’s also very meaningful, because its purpose is to help our students and our community college succeed,” said Bob Hubbard of Henderson, the vice-chairman of the VGCC Endowment Fund board and chairman of the golf tournament committee. He added that offering two rounds, the meals prepared by the Henderson Country Club, and the array of door prizes for players have made the tournament unique.

Morning and afternoon rounds will begin with shotgun starts, at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. The format is four-person “Captain’s Choice Super Ball.” Golfers can form their own teams of four, or sign up and be put on a team. Teams will be handicapped based on handicaps supplied by each player. Trophies will be awarded for first through third place teams in both rounds. Other prizes will be given for closest to the pin and longest drive. One hole-in-one will be rewarded with a new car, courtesy of Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Pontiac-Cadillac-Buick-GMC, Inc. There will also be a “50/50 Putting Contest” on the 18th green. The golfer who makes the putt, or comes closest, will win half of the accumulated $5 entry fees for that contest.

The cost for one golfer to enter the tournament is a $150 tax-deductible donation per round. That fee includes greens fees, cart, meals, gift bag, and practice balls. Morning round players will also be entered into an exclusive drawing for a special prize: nine holes of golf with Bobby Paff, the coach for the VGCC golf team. Paff has over 30 years of experience as a PGA Golf Professional in both the public and private club settings.  A light breakfast, lunch, and dinner (immediately following the afternoon round) will be served in the HCC clubhouse.

Businesses and individuals can take advantage of sponsorship opportunities at various levels. Businesses may also donate products or premium items with the company’s logo on them to be placed in golfers’ gift bags, or to be given as door prizes.

For more information, visit the college’s Main Campus in Vance County or call Kay Currin at (252) 738-3409.