SPG in the Community – “Par for the Clot 2020”
SPG Construction was blessed to be able to participate in the 2020 “Par for the Clot” charity golf tournament held at The Preserve at Verdae golf course in Greenville, SC on September 11. The Preserve at Verdae is a really spectacular course. And this was for a really worthy cause – the Hemophilia Society of South Carolina.
Tim Smith, from SPG’s Greenville Office (left), and Kyle Mills, from Warren Valves (right)
This was one of the best organized and ran events of its type we’ve participated in for some time. All proceeds went to the Hemophilia Society of South Carolina.
Suzanne Martin, Executive Director of the Society, and her team did an amazing job with this years event, which raised a record $48,500. Ric Martin from Jacobs also did an outstanding job with much of the planning for the event, as he does every year.
Jacobs Engineering, Novo Nordisk, and Genentech were some of the major sponsors. There were too many others to mention. Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing companies were well represented, along with key equipment suppliers and service providers. This was the kind of day when your competitors might become your partners, and some of your partners became your competitors – depending on the pairings!
The day started out early, with perfect, sunny weather. Sue’s team had things running like a fine Swiss watch. Right before the shotgun start, all were treated to an amazing and very special rendition of “America the Beautiful”. Tears were observed on the faces of a few men and women (including on some big, tough looking fellows….)
The course was incredible, and Sue and Ric made sure we had some additional fun along the way. There was a hole where you spun a wheel to see if you’d play a long whippy club, one where you hit an exploding golf ball, and so on! And some “Golf Poker” was played, with players getting cards based on hitting greens on select holes.
PGA Professional Kyle Blakely stood in for players at another hole and amazed all with his trick shots and extreme, long range bombs down the middle of the fairway.
Not to be outdone, players could launch their ball with a modified AR-15 on a hole manned by Charity Golf Guns.
The day ended with a superb barbeque and beverages under the pavilion at the Embassy Suites next door, with awards and prizes then handed out. Very moving testimonials were made by some of the kids and adults who’ve directly benefitted from the work of the Hemophilia Society of South Carolina.
We’re already planning to attend next year’s event and hope you’ll join us!
Save the date – October 1, 2021
Kyle Mills (Warren Valve), Stone Crider (Solution Services), and Karl Horn (Wolseley) L-R