Golfers tee off in Chamber tournament

John Irwin
Tom Houpt, Chad Zarger, Greg Weaver and Matt King, pictured from left, represented Antrim Way Honda in Friday's Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at Greencastle Golf Club. PHOTO BY JOHN IRWIN

Putters and duffers alike took to Greencastle Golf Club Friday morning to tee up for the 30th annual Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.

Now, in her third year as the Executive Director for the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Georgina Cranston started planning in March to perfect the ins and outs of the tournament for chamber members.

“I really respect this tournament,” Cranston explained. “It’s very telling that everyone really enjoys this. It’s a day of fun, networking, great food and great golf.”

This year, 22 teams from across area participated in the four-person scramble.

David Tyson of Chambersburg was one of the nearly 90 golfers in attendance during Friday's outing.

“The weather is good and the course looks to be in great shape,” said Tyson. “The greens are putting normal, it should be a good day.”

The newly renovated Greencastle Golf Club features a driving range, putting green as well as a few modern upgrades.

“This year we opened a restaurant in the upper level of our clubhouse and added outside seating to the deck,” said Ben Powers, head golf pro at Greencastle Golf Club. "We are undergoing many changes on the golf course to make it easier and faster by removing a few trees.”

The tournament, which is the main networking event for the chamber, serves as a fundraiser to fund other chamber-initiated projects such as Sidewalk Days and the Heritage Christmas events.

“It’s a true testament to the importance of this event,” Cranston added.

The chamber golf tournament was sponsored in part by Penn National Insurance, F&M Trust, Manitowoc Cranes as well as numerous hole sponsors.

Contact John Irwin at jirwin@therecordherald.comor at 717-762-2151.