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This fabulous foursome that competed in the GNFCC golf tournament at Country Club of the South includes, from left, John Bemont, Freda Hardage, Cleve Gaddis and Geoff Smith.
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October 16, 2013ALPHARETTA, Ga. – This year, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) held its fall golf tournament at the Country Club of the South on Monday, Oct. 7.
On hand to welcome the assemblage and recognize the many business sponsors that support the mission of the chamber were Brandon Beach, GNFCC president and chief executive officer, and Mike Bodker, mayor of Johns Creek.
"The chamber is the catalyst for economic development and quality of life here in North Fulton," Beach proudly said. "We're a 2,000-member-based business organization, sponsorship-based – no tax dollars – here to make sure we continue to have the success we've grown accustomed to in North Fulton."
Eighteen foursomes each started at a different hole so that everyone would be finished at about the same time. They played best ball to make the game more fun and keep up the moderate pace. Even though there were no hole-in-one blasts, there were a few great shots during the day. Scott Crouse hit a 60-foot putt on the ninth green.
As foursomes wound their way around the links, they also tested their skills in the putting contest. At the end of the day, golfers assembled in the clubhouse for a welcome rest and meal. Freda Hardage, a nurse and director of foundation services at Northside Hospital, presented awards to the tournament winners.
For over a dozen years, the funds raised at the golf tournament have been used to support the GNFCC's activities. The GNFCC is an assemblage of six North Fulton cities joining together for global impact. Most other chambers are local, but in the North Fulton area, each community has unique assets to offer the group to make all the communities stronger and more attractive for individuals and businesses.