Birdies, Ducks and Umbrellas

The rain was steady during the luncheon honoring the individual flights of golfers taking part in the annual Greenville Chamber of Commerce Tournament. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Set in the rolling countryside, Webb Hill Country Club is a little gem of a course where you’re always sure of a warm Texas welcome. The rain started early Thursday morning and it looked like the tournament might be scrubbed. This would have been a shame because the tournament was postponed two weeks because of the funeral for John Horn, an Ambassador of Hunt County and Friend to All.

There were no dancing girls, fireworks, or marching bands but the annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament got off Friday without too much delay due to the late September rain. All eyes were glued to radar images on I-phones while Byron Taylor, President of the Chamber was deciding to start the individual flights at eight AM.

Start, they did. Many hours of preparation from Chamber staff, Greenville Ambassadors, sponsors and vendors insured a successful golf outing. The Webb Hill Country Club Golf Course was saturated with almost two inches of water, but the first flight finished nine holes and filed into the clubhouse to have lunch that was catered by TaMolley’s Mexican Kitchen of Greenville.

More rain came during the luncheon, this time in torrents reminiscent of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. Finally, the rain stopped about 1:35 PM and the second flight of golfers took to the fairways. They played “best ball” to finish the course before the banquet and ceremonies beginning at five PM. The annual golf tournament is a significant fundraiser for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

The Greenville High School Team was represented by Coach Don Johnson and Principal Heath Jarvis. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

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