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Chamber readies 14th annual golf ‘Not-So-Classic’

Golfers will tee off for the 14th annual Not-So-Classic Golf Outing sponsored by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m. June 16.

Christina Van Yperen, executive director of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that the purpose of the Hawaiian-themed golf outing was to give chamber members a chance to mingle and promote their businesses and organizations within the community.

“Through the sponsorship opportunities, it allows our members to create a one-on-one connection,” Van Yperen said. “We have new signage at the holes featuring all hole and exclusive hole sponsors. The new and improved signs feature the sponsor’s logo front and center on a unique golf-setting background, making them even more eye-catching. We’re excited by this new addition to help promote our chamber events.”

This networking event aims to merge golf with some non-golf activities at exclusive sponsored holes along the Nettle Creek Country Club course at 5355 Saratoga Road in Morris.

Sponsors at the 16-hole event will each be designated a sign at the holes. In addition, representatives of seven exclusive hole sponsors will be at their sponsored hole to offer games, prizes and 1-on-1 networking opportunities with the golfers.

“New this year to our exclusive hole is Country Glaze Donut Shoppe. They will offer putting with doughnut holes,” Van Yperen said. “Growing in popularity was the golf-ball launcher at one of the holes, where the golfer launched golf balls for a prize. That was a new event last year by Buffalo Wild Wings.”

This golf outing was created as a networking opportunity for businesses and organizations throughout Grundy County. Van Yperen said that the holes also are opportunities to buy a mulligan and raffles, which will fund the Grundy County Chamber Foundation scholarships.

She said that in addition to the prizes for the contest for who has the “craziest Hawaiian shirt,” the chamber also will give golf prizes for first place, most honest, longest drive for both men and women, and longest putt.

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