[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow great would it be if you could play golf while benefiting an organization? Lucky for approximately 150 golfers, that’s exactly what the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Golf Outing was all about!
On July 18th members of MIDJersey and other business professionals gathered to play golf at Mercer Oaks Country Club, all the money raise from this event went to benefit MIDJersey itself. Which given that MIDJersey is a 501 (c)(6) it does not receive governmental funding ; therefore, the chamber must rely heavily on non-dues revenues, such as these types of events, in order to continue to serve members.
I had the great fortune of assisting at this event and it definitely was a new experience for me as I never been to a golf outing prior to this. Despite, I quickly became familiar with the rules of the game in particular through having Mr. Prunetti, provide an explanation of what a shotgun start is and by watching hole 8, which was the $50,000 grand prize. Most of the afternoon I spent eagerly watching countless golfers attempt to go for the hole in one, unfortunately nobody was successful but it still provided a firsthand look on how to play golf. I actually was not shocked that no one made it in the hole because it looked rather difficult. I think I was more amazed by the fact at 4 pm when it started down pouring and then stopped 30 minutes later, the amount of golfers who wanted return back on the course, especially since the course and golf carts were all wet. Overall, I think the event had a great turn out and would like to thank MIDJersey for allowing me to participate!