Tournament Chair Pat Sutphin’s Team. (photo by Debra Backus)

Cochran Team wins ninth-annual Steps to HOPE Golf Tournament

Published 3:42pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Red Fox Country Club was host to Steps to HOPE’s ninth annual golf tournament on Nov. 2 this year –arguably the most beautiful autumn day ever. Steps to HOPE’s tournament, which was attended by many new teams this year and almost 100 golfers, is celebrated as the charity event of the season.

A new Toyota Camry was offered as a hole-in-one prize on Red Fox Hole No. 10 again this year. While no one drove the Camry home after the tournament, a few players – one of whom was Steps’ board of directors president Paul Sutherland – came very close, landing their golf balls within inches of the hole.

Congratulations to Robert Cochran, Keith Cochran Jr., and Justice and Bob Bailey who were overall winners of the Steps to HOPE Golf Tournament this year. Jerry Johnson, FK McFarland, Billy McFarland and Glenn Hanford put together the “B Flight” winning team. Trophies and prizes were awarded to all winning golfers – including “closest to the pin” and “longest drive” winners.

Steps to HOPE is greatly appreciative of the overwhelming support shown by golfers, individuals and area businesses who not only offered financial support but made countless donations in the form of snacks and drinks, gifts for door prizes, breakfast biscuits – and, of course, time – to help ensure the success of this annual charity event.

Gold sponsors included Dave Hunt of Rutherford Property Management/McDonalds and Jerry Johnson of Tryon Federal Bank. John Boyle of Raymond James, George Todd of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Tryon Riding and Hunt Club offered tournament sponsorships.

- article submitted by Debra Backus

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