By Josh Wallentine
Sam Williams, retired managing partner of Sullivan Higdon & Sink, is now in the history books of the Chamber Golf Classic as the first person to take home the hole-in-one prize, which just so happened to be a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Granite Pearl.
The hole-in-one contest was sponsored by Davis-Moore Auto Group and took place on Tallgrass Country Club’s hole #7 with a distance of 175 yards.
Sam said he was shocked that he made the hole-in-one. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “It landed on the green and as it was rolling towards the pin I realized ‘this ball may go in.’ And sure enough, it did.”
Jack Pulley, the representative from Davis-Moore, thought the Jeep would wait to be awarded another day. “By mid-afternoon, people had come relatively close to the hole, but not close enough,” he said. “That was until Sam walked up and landed the shot perfectly.”
The 23rd Annual Golf Classic was held on June 6. Gary Plummer, Chamber President and CEO, was pleased with the event. “The weather was perfect and everyone had plenty of opportunities for networking,” he said. “A big ‘thank you’ goes out to the 250 golfers from businesses around Wichita and the 70+ volunteers who came out to support the Chamber.”
Proceeds from the Golf Classic underwrite Chamber programming throughout the year. The 2017 Wichita Metro Chamber Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 5, so mark your calendars now!