Club chatter: Team Raiborn wins Chamber event
The team of Mark Raiborn, Jacob Raiborn, Josh Raiborn and Lily Raiborn won the Rusk Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble held Saturday, July 6 at Birmingham Golf Club.
The family team fired a 13 under par 59 to take the victory by a single shot. Jacob rolled in a 30 foot birdie putt on the final hole, which ended up being the distance.
This is the first time I’ve ever got to play n a tournament with all three of my kids. Jacob and Lily have always played, but Josh has just recently taken up the game. We had a lot of fun.
A pair of teams tied for second place at 12 under 60 and needed a sudden death playoff to determine a winner. Only one hole was needed, as the Tyler team of Cory Lemons, Christian Ladd, Jonathon Ladd and Jeremy Brown birdied hole #1 to take the victory.
Finishing in third place, by virtue of the playoff, were the squad of Roger Redden, Jack Woody, Shelby Piece and Charles Ray Peters.
I won closest to the hole on hole #6 with my shot ending up just three feet from the hole.
“I would like to thank all the teams that played and all the sponsors who made the event a success,” said tournament organizer Brandon Downs. “I also want to thank Birmingham Golf Club for all their help hosting the event.”
Sponsors for the tournament were Whataburger, who provided breakfast; Brookshire Bros., who provided lunch; Texas Farm Bureau for the putting green and pavilion; Brandon Downs of Edward Jones; Tejas Customs; Austin Bank; Austin Young State Farm; Downs Mowing and Mulching, Rollins Landscape, First Baptist Church-Rusk; S and S Properties; Anita Woodlee-Roach, CPA; Texas National Bank; Ally Bee’s Flowers; Affiliated Surveyors; TDT Yellow Pages; Randy Gorham, CPA; Drenda Halbert-Keller Williams Realty; Cherokee County Co-op; Tim Sansom-United Country and Brent Dickson.
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