The Escondido Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the California Center for the Arts, held their 23rd Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, April 12 at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course.
What started as a brisk, overcast morning eventually became a beautiful day of swings, smiles, and sunny skies. Nearly 100 people came out to support both organizations and some serious good times were had by all. From arriving to collect their goodie bags, to having the chance to win some incredible prizes or amazing art, the players teed off with the new, shiny Chamber Challenge Cup watching…and waiting.
According to Chris Cochran, director of marketing and development for the Chamber, “This year’s event began the new tradition of the winning team receiving the large Challenge Cup with their names engraved on the base, and the winning team gets to keep the Challenge Cup for one year, before they bring it back for next year’s tournament. And who won the inaugural Cup? Well, the winners were…and if they’re reading this article they are finding out for the first time…[drum roll please] Team #1 of Eric Skaja, Tuan Nguyen, Terry Magee, and Todd Gimenez who came in 15 under par. Congratulations gentlemen!”
Although the Chamber had some enticing hole-in-one prizes such as $10,000 cash or a Fishing Trip to Canada, no players carded an ace, but one did win the big screen TV and another the Trip to Las Vegas for their closest to the pin shots.
The event would not have been possible without some incredible and generous sponsors who included the Title Sponsor San Pasqual Economic Development Corp., along with Landmark Consulting, Escondido Disposal Inc., Owens Training & Consulting, Quality Inn & Suites Escondido, Erickson-Hall Construction, Neighborhood Healthcare, Architectural Landscape, The Lost Abbey & The Hop Concept, and The Cynthia & George Weir Family Foundation.
Now the wait begins to see who will win the Challenge Cup next year…it just might be you!