Kelvin Jones and the entire board of the South Carolina Society of Orthotics and Prosthetics would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 golf outing.
“A 57 is no joke,” said Kelvin Jones, president of the SCSOP. “This is the first year in about a decade the outing has been someplace other than the Ballantyne, and the golfers certainly rose to the occasion.”
The North Carolina / South Carolina meeting hosts the premier golf event in the O&P profession. There are many outings hosted by state associations and manufacturers, but every serious golfer knows that NC/SC is where legends are made. This year was no exception.
The Preserve at Verdae surrounds the Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Conference Center in Greenville, SC. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course is challenging. Most of the tee shots on the back nine are blind and all of the greens are undulating and fast. The fairways are carved into a Carolina forest and the rough between the short grass and the trees is brutal.
Dan Hickey from Bulldog Tools ate up the Preserve like Carolina Barbecue.
“Dan was like Happy Gilmore out there,” said Andy Schmitz, team captain, from the OPGA. “We couldn’t have done it without him. Dan’s swing is pure and ice water runs through his veins.”
“I was just feeling it.” Hickey commented. “The head on Chad’s driver broke so I had to step up. We all did. I’m glad I could contribute and help the team bring home the trophies.”
Chad Feinberg from Nymbl Systems, and Bret Hanks from the OPGA complimented Hickey’s golfing prowess with solid, consistent play. Captain Schmitz gave them a ton of credit. “Everyone played well. Chad and Bret should consider going on the PGA tour – really solid. Grace under pressure. We would have made sports center if it wasn’t for playoff baseball and Thursday night football.”
The meeting location for 2019 is undecided but the rumors are all pointing at the Ballantyne. Think you can beat a 57? See you next year.