2017 CFMA VoS Golf Tourney Recap

Update by Dave Miller:

November 8, 2017, VOS chapter of CFMA hosted its 27th annual golf extravaganza at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. 
I joined 144 of my closest friends for a beautiful day of golf and fun. Yes, we had a full sell out, 36 foursomes. 
Back by popular demand was the golf ball launcher and beat the pro holes. The pace of play was really good for a fully booked tournament.
Lessons I learned while chairing the CFMA 2017 Golf Tournament :
  • Golfers do not like "dry" bagels .... "Gimme dat cream cheese!!!"
  • The golf ball launcher is a blast ... the engineer I was playing with spent the rest of the round sketching a drawing to build one himself.
  • The beverage cart was "out of vodka" at 9:15 am ... whaaaaaat ???
  • Sue Hammontree can gather some swag, man she has lots of connections.
  • The generosity of our member companies and people is overwhelming!:  
    • We had record participation in the golf ball launcher and beat the pro holes raising over $2,000 in those events. 
    • We sold over $2,600 in raffle prizes day of the event. 
    • Several of our members gifted back their prize money, thanks Jim Bracy's group. 
    • A couple of our member firms gifted back the foursome that came with their sponsorship which allowed us to sell an additional 4-some, we see you Haydon Building. 
    • Several of our sponsors are long, long time sponsors including:
      • Sundt Construction, Sunland Asphalt, Haydon Building, CBIZ, McCarthy Building, Price Kong, Kitchell, Beach Fleishman, Ledgerwood Associates, Lovitt & Touche, Markham, Mindard Ames, Jennings Haug Cunningham, RSM, Willis Towers Watson.  
    • And we added several newer sponsors to our list of sponsors and we are very grateful for their generosity:
      • National Bank of Arizona, Kortman Electric, MGC, C.N.A. Surety, Arizona Bank & Trust, Liberty Mutual Surety, Cigna Insurance, Lockton Companies, Caliente Construction, Commercial Comm & Electric, Conover Asay, DP Electric, Gammage Burnham, RMJ Electric, Urban Energy, Wallace Plese Dreher. Thank you all very much, we really appreciate you supporting CFMA.
  • The more Fireball whiskey shots the better my game ... at least it appeared so
  • C.N.A. Surety always auto corrects to CAN Surety    : /
  • Fact to bore your friend with : Cliff Spickler once ate a dozen chicken wings in 1 minute 22 seconds ... that's right,1 minute  22 seconds! No comment on the condition of the white shirt he was wearing at the time.
  • Construction Financial Professionals can play some golf
We grouped our golfers by flight and the big winners were :
 1st Flight
1st place with a score of 55
Ross Dietrich, Steve Kiesel, Brandon Serchen, 
Brandon Cox
2nd place with a score of 57
Tom Lawless, Josh Phillips, Matt Johnson, Amanda Neuheisel
3rd place with a score of 57
Jim Bracy, Scott Manning, Chris Lindstrom, Kieth Gordon  (Scott, Chris and Kieth must be really good)
Thanks for gifting back your winnings Jim, Scott, Chris, and Kieth!
2nd Flight
1st Place with a score of 63
Justin Read, Jennifer Jaeger, Garey Bryant, Michael Tissaw
2nd Place with a score of 64
AJ Jain, Tim Wilson, Chris Case, Dave Miller
3rd Place with a score of 65
Mike Specht, Andrew Atkinson, Cliff  Spickler, Jessica Grant
3rd Flight
1st Place with a score of 72 
Tracy Hughes, Chris Lutes, Ryan Evans,
Scott Bourdo
2nd Place with a score of 72
Gary Brouwer, Todd Hatch, Rob Scherer,
Tony Mata
3rd Place with a score of .... You guessed it 72
Eric Begman, Jeff Schafter, Jorge Enamorado, William Johnston
Longest Drive Men #13 - was Justin Read
Long Drive Ladies #2 - Melanie Clark
Closest to the Pin Men - Chris Lindstrom
Closest to the Pin with the Ball Launcher - Kris Newman - Nice shoot'n Kris !
Longest Putt #18 Josh Phillips  
The biggest winners are the scholarship recipients, we netted approximately $22,000 from the event.
Thank you to all of the sponsors and the volunteers!! 
The volunteers showed up early to make sure we were ready to roll. Great group of people to work with, Karl Kortman, Michelle Walker, Sue Hammontree, Stephanie Weadock, Jeff Byers, Cliff Spickler, Tom Lawless, Julieanne Wheeler, Elise Thorpe, Christine Kettlekamp.