Local golfers take to the greens for United Way

Brian Tuggle demonstrates his swing.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

Brian Tuggle demonstrates his swing.

On August 3, 188 local golfers headed to Egwani Farms Golf Course to drive, putt and chip for United Way of Blount County. This year’s golf tournament, presented by ALCOA, Inc., was United Way’s 16th-annual, and it raised a record $26,000 for the organization's fall campaign.

The tournament was divided into morning and afternoon rounds with three flights each. First-place winners in each flight received a first-place trophy from Pokey's Sports, a $50 gift certificate to Egwani Farms Pro Shop and dinner for two for Aubrey's. Second place winners in each flight received a second-place trophy from Pokey's Sports.

Golfers were served a catered lunch in between the morning and afternoon rounds. In addition to prizes for flight winners, winners were drawn for door prizes throughout the event. One lucky golfer won a grand prize of 4 one-day passes to Dollywood, while another won 2 seats to an Alan Jackson concert.

Morning round winners in the first flight were Tom Hatcher, Kelly Thomas, Terry Yoakum, and Tim Everett.

Second flight winners in the morning round included Carl Pagles, Tom Howard, Mike Davis, and Dave Thomas.

Third flight winners for the morning round were John Frye, Ikey Russell, Rosemary Garland, and John Kincaid.

For the afternoon round, the winning team in the first flight was Larry Renfro, Dan Webb, Ken Jennings, and Greg Ryan.

The afternoon's second flight winners included Dave Ogle, Randall Honea, John Ingram, and Steve Pullins.

Third flight's winning team in the afternoon was Mike Zorio, Doug Overbey, Eric Harrell, and Greg Wilson.

Community sponsors for the event were:

Alcoa TN Federal Credit Union


Blount Today

Charter Media

Courtyard Grille

The Daily Times

First TN Bank



Helen Ross McNabb Center

Massey Electric

Morgan Keegan & Co, Inc.


Rural Metro

Vulcan Materials

Partner sponsors were:

Arby's Roast Beef Restaurants

Atmos Energy


Foothills Bank & Trust

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Messer Construction Company

Standard Aero

Wine & Sprits Cellar

Hole sponsors were:

Alcoa Rotary

Asbury Place Maryville

Blount Discount Pharmacy

Blount Hearing & Speech Services

Carl Pagles

Cate-Russell Insurance

Dr. Darrel Clabough

EZ Stop Food Mart

First TN

Gallaher & Associates

Green Meadow Wine & Spirits

Hickory Construction

Hilton Knoxville Airport

Ingram Overholt & Bean

Johnson Law Firm

Judy Construction Company

Leon Shields Insurance

Mountain National Bank

ORNL Federal Credit Union

Contributing door prizes and gifts were:




Beef O'Brady's

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger King

Courtyard Grille

Dick's Sporting Goods


Egwani Farms Golf Course

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

The Golf Club

Green Meadow Wine & Spirits

Hilton Knoxville Airport

Holston Methodist Federal Credit Union


Lambert Acres Golf Club

Laurel Valley Golf Course

Lenny's Sub Shop

Lovingood Photo

Marble Slab

McAlister's Deli

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant


Panera Bread


Pine Lakes Golf & Country Club

Pokey's Sports

Puleo's Grille

Rarity Bay and Rarity Pointe

Royal Oaks Golf & Country Club

SAKA Japanese Grill


Stubley-Knox Litho

Subs & Such

Texas Roadhouse

The Tomato Head


UNO Chicago Grill


For more information about United Way of Blount County, please visit

http://liveunitedblount.org or call 865-982-2251.

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