The 19th annual Michael Long Golf Scramble was held on the second weekend of May. The scramble saw teams from as far away as Texas. The teams met Friday night for a reception, introductions, and a live auction. Once the auction was completed, the night was full of music, karaoke, and dancing.
Early Saturday morning, after breakfast that was provided by Bernice (with the Shelbyville Dairy Queen), teams assembled at the club house with golf carts ready to go. With a quick speech by the golf course GM/Head Professional, Greg Gibson, the teams were off for a shotgun start.
As teams made their way around the course, they were greeted by the club professionals at the 1st hole for a long drive competition. Golfers could pay to play their second shot from the longest drive. All the money collected was given back to the charity. Needless to say, anyone who had a drive longer than the course professionals had some bragging rights.
With the golf in full swing, the grills were fired up. We have a great group of volunteers that grill brats, hamburgers, and more. These volunteers have been at this every year for the charity.
By the mid afternoon the storms started to move in. All the golfers took their last shots and made their way to the club house. Numbers were soon tallied and the golfing came to a close.
With the golf over, the party could start. Most made their way in for dinner and another live auction. The military golf team was also brought to the spotlight, and given a banner signed by all in appreciation for their service.
Thankfully the weather cleared quickly. Once dinner, presentations, and auctions were concluded, the music started. Those of us at Shelby County Community Charity would like to extend a thank you to all of you that made this possible. A large thank you to Greg Gibson and the employees of Shelby County Country Club. Another large thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors. We would also like to thank all of you that came out to golf.