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Tenth annual Duck Day Golf Tournament is a big success

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 07, 2018

DuckDayGolfThe Duck Day Golf Tournament celebrated its 10th year and was a huge success both in terms of participation and funds raised.

With a full field of 128 golfers on a beautiful day at Council Fire Golf Club on May 8, the 2018 event was the largest ever, and more than $31,000 was raised to benefit the Duck Day Scholarship Fund to help a talented Chattanooga boy attend McCallie. More than $200,000 has been raised at this event over the past decade.

Andrew Forrester '01, Brandon Waters '00, Adam Mitchell ’05 and Derek Steele were the top foursome for the day. For Forrester, Waters and Steele, it was their third consecutive year to win the event. The team of Shalin Tejani ’00, Peterson Hostetler ’02, Alan Baird ’02 and Andrew Scarbrough ’05 won the Low Net competition.

The closest to the pin winners were Keith Guest and Gary Fullam ’80, and Will Thomas ’99 won the Polen Putt-Off, named in honor of Tripp Polen '99. The putting contest raised $1,215 to benefit the Jim Mancke Fund at McCallie, which is an Endowment for the Support of the Counseling Program.

Following the golf, participants enjoyed dinner from HiFi Clyde’s restaurant and owner Mike Monen ‘92. An online gallery of photos from the tournament is available at

The Duck Day Golf Tournament will return in 2019, so mark your calendar for May 7, 2019 and look for more information in the near future on how to take part in this fun and important event for McCallie.

The following companies and individuals generously sponsored the 2016 Duck Day Golf Tournament, making this event possible:

  • Arch Plastics Packaging, Roshan Amin '02
  • Atlantic Capital, Caroline Walker
  • Alan Baird '02
  • Balfour, Nelson Williams '94
  • BancorpSouth, Jim Farrar '72
  • The Chattanoogan Hotel, Tom Cupo
  • Cherokee Distributing Company
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Hal Daughdrill '73
  • Elliott Davenport '78
  • EMJ Corp, Jeff Brewer '81
  • First Volunteer Bank
  • Flegal Insurance, Rob Stiles '90 and Wil Stiles '92
  • Franklin Architects, Bob Franklin '78
  • Haisten Group, Will Haisten '96
  • HiFi Clyde's, Mike Monen '92
  • Rob Huffaker '78
  • Keel Point, Marshall Brock '90
  • Lawson Electric, Mark Fullam '79
  • LyncAmerica
  • Glenn Morris '82
  • Mountain View Auto Group, Clay Watson '92
  • Oracle Wealth Management, Jimmy Scotchie '88 and Jeff Scotchie '91
  • Ward Petty '80
  • Platinum Financial Funding, Matt Hamilton
  • RSS Insurance, Trey Powell '04
  • Sunbelt Insurance Group, John Slater '01
  • SunTrust Banks, Jim Vaughn
  • Sweetwater Brewing Company, Dan Rather '53 and Dan Rather '81
  • Uberchem and Paper, Brent Smith
  • UBS, Peterson Hostetler '02
  • United Healthcare, Wes Brown '74
  • Village Volkswagen, Brad Cobb '86
  • Waters-Holland LLC, Brandon Waters '00
  • Widgets and Stone, Paul Rustand
  • Nick Wilkinson '96
  • Wingfield Scale and Measure, Joseph Wingfield '94
  • Willis Towers Watson, Wes Brown '74
  • Winxnet, Sean Gallagher
  • Yacoubians, Hovig Yacoubian '93
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