Women in Business Golf TournamentDate: October 29, 2012Time: 1:00 pm
901 Houndslake Dr.
Aiken, SC 29803
The Aiken Chamber’s first women’s golf tournament is set for this fall, and the field is filling up fast. The Women in Business event is designed to bring professional women together for an afternoon of networking and golf. It will be held October 29, 2012 at Houndslake Country Club.
The idea of a women’s tournament evolved from last December’s Women in Business luncheon when guest speaker, Pamela Lackey, president, AT&T South Carolina, presented “Thinking like a Caddy: Lessons from Life’s Fairway.” The luncheon marked one of the highest attendance rates for the Women in Business program.
“We saw an opportunity to offer our professional women a new networking opportunity. Pam Lackey's address inspired us to develop a Women in Business Golf Tournament,” said Dr. Deidre Martin, USC Aiken, vice chair of the Chamber’s Business and Community Development. "We have been pleased with the response we received from our female members as well as from sponsors."
The Chamber asked some of its members, professional women who also enjoy golf, to meet and discuss the potential for the Women in Business Golf Tournament. The group consisted of Dr. Beth Everitt, Aiken County Public Schools; Susie Ferrara, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC; Dori Pennington, First Citizens Bank; Shelia Taylor, First Citizens Bank; and Dr. Susan Winsor, Aiken Technical College. Together, they agreed that a golf tournament for women in business was a good idea and readily offered suggestions.
Lackey has accepted the Chamber’s invitation to join Aiken’s women in business for a fun afternoon on the links October 29th.
The 9-hole golf tournament will begin with registration at 1 p.m., putting contest at 1:15 p.m., and a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The cost of $50 per person includes use of a golf cart, snacks on cart, greens fee, range balls, beverages on the course, door prizes, and reception/award ceremony.
To register for the Women in Business Golf Tournament, contact Cindy Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (803) 649-1200, ext. 225.
Tournament Sponsors (as of September 20, 2012)
Title Sponsor - UniHealth Post Acute Care of Aiken
Beverage Cart Sponsor - AT&T
Putting Green Contest Sponsor – Wayne’s Automotive & Towing Center
Hole Sponsors – Aiken Chiropractic Associates, Center for Implant & Aesthetic Dentistry; Hearing Associates of South Carolina
Sponsors of the Chamber’s Women in Business program are Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC; Costco; and Wayne’s Automotive and Towing Center.