The field of golfers was full at our 21st Annual Tournament of Champions golf tournament held on Monday, May 2 at Kenmure Country Club. Participants played 18 holes of golf in either the morning or afternoon tournament, followed by an awards ceremony and dinner in the evening. Besides competing for the lowest score, participants also took their chances on longest drive, closest to the pin on four holes, and a hole-in-one contest.

Tournament Winners

Lowest Overall Gross: Team Blythe– Ted Ford, Justin Blythe, Sheila Todd, Sid Blythe with score of 56.
Lowest Overall Net: The Laurels of Hendersonville Team– George Pankow, Jessica Hauser, Allea Hawkins, Dr. Larry Russell with score of 49.
2nd place Net: Team Hinkelman– Rev. David Hinkelman, Matthew Bond, Larry Doebler, Rod Hansen with a score of 50.
3rd Place Net: Team Nodine– Billy Nodine, Mark Page, Nathan Smith, Dylan Roberts with a  score of 51.
4th Place Net: Team Maxwell– Dr. Greg Maxwell, Toby Hopkins, Gary Bishop, Barry Bishop with a score 52.

Closest to the Pin: Hole #5 David Crow- 3’1”
Closest to the Pin: Hole #9 Brian Walker- 6’0”
Closest to the Pin: Hole #11 Adam Hooper- 2’1”
Closest to the Pin: Hole #14 Debbie Rice- 12’6”

Longest Drive Female: Laurie Barone
Longest Drive Male: Dr. Pete MangoneSince 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $2 million to benefit Pardee Hospital services, equipment and patient care. This year, the tournament raised more than $86,000 which will go towards the purchase of a comprehensive swallowing and voice tower for Pardee Hospital’s new Comprehensive Cancer Center, set to open in fall 2016. This equipment will improve diagnoses, treatment and quality of life for those with voice and swallowing disorders. Changes in voice and swallowing may be symptoms of a larger underlying condition that requires medicinal, or surgical treatment, or less invasive therapy. Improved diagnoses will impact treatment protocols of those who are undergoing head and neck cancer treatment, and reduce radiation exposure. Radiation oncologists and speech-language pathologists will use the equipment along with otolaryngology professionals affiliated with Pardee Hospital.

The event wouldn’t be a success without our sponsors and volunteers. Thank you for your support!

Diamond Sponsors

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation/The Lodge at Mills River – A SanStone Community

Gold Sponsors
Andy-Oxy Co, Inc.
Healthcare Claims Management
Pardee Hospital
Vannoy Construction
Wright McGraw Beyer Architects

Silver Sponsors
Blue Ridge X-Ray
Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick
CMS Imaging
Care Partners Health Services
Carolina Ophthalmology
Carolina Village
Community Foundation of Henderson County
Cooper Construction Company, Inc.
Duke Energy
Dunlap Construction
Edward Jones – Ken Adams
Empire Distributors
First Bank
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Hendersonville Radiological Consultants, PA
Horizon CSA, LLC
I Love Celeste, Frank and Sally
Instride Hendersonville Podiatry
Mr. Peter Kalil
The Laurels of Hendersonville
MagMutual Insurance Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Stein
Triangle Stop Food Stores

Hole Sponsors
Cameron Construction
Dr. & Mrs. David Ellis
Morrow Insurance
SPG Group of Hilliard Lyons

Media Partners
Hendersonville Lightning
Hendersonville Times-News

Friends of the Tournament
Dr. & Mrs. Colin Thomas

Thank you to our planning committee: Rod Hansen, Co-Chair; Vaughan Matthews, Co-Chair; Stephanie Bailey; Jessica Chipriano; Nancy Clement; Kiki Matthews; Steve Orr; Jerry Rice; Mark Staicar; Terry Stein; Ragan Ward; Debbie Wilkinson; and Kristen Freeman.