Friday, July 4, 2014

AMA Golf Outing at CCGC 2014

Craig Collins is winner of AMA Golf 2014 Event

Once again, AMA St. Louis kicked off another year with a blockbuster golf outing on July 3, 2015. Out annual tradition of more than 15 years attracted a mix of veterans and new players and, as always, a range of skills. 40 golfers enjoyed lunch, before loading carts for the shotgun start at 12:30 on a glorious day. (The weather was a comfortable warm partly cloudy but mostly sunny afternoon).

Special thanks to a dedicated committee who looked after details: Melanie Kachevis (2e Creative), Pat Hawn/Peter Shinkle (MarketVolt), Bud Menzel (Treetop Enterprises), Jamie Collins (Kent Precision Foods), Dave Cox (Sandbox Creative). Viviano’s catering and the crew at Creve Coeur Golf Course made sure everyone felt at home and MarketVolt hosted a post game gathering at their offices across the street.

The traveling trophy was won by Craig Collins with a low net score for nine holes (37) after a scorecard playoff with Steve Sloan of Donoson Group. Notable participation from The St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Turnkey Technologies, Sante Fitness, The Donoson Group, Charter Business, Grizzel & Company, a healthy contingent from The University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). Jamie Collins took some great photos of the event which were on the big screen at MarketVolt for the trophy presentation.

Amid the festivities a heartfelt rendition of Happy Birthday was sung to Perry Drake of UMSL, Bob Bishop of Bishop & Partners and Annie McBride of Annie M Creative whose birthdays fall on July 4, June 30, and July 2 respectively. (Annie was one of the registered golfers who could not make it.)

Note: The event appears to have finished comfortably in the black once cash, checks and online payments are totaled. The unofficial accounting indicated a contribution margin of $150 or better. The event is designed with thin margins to keep the event affordable and fun for all members and guests of the St. Louis chapter of the American Marketing Association. Sponsorship is always welcome to enhance the value.

Photos above from top: The coveted traveling trophy, UMSL team Jacob, Daryl and Jennifer Clemente holding Alex Clemente, Michael Taylor and team from Creative Producers Group and in cart Wes Morgan and Perry Drake.