A great time was had by all at the 13th annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic, a fund-raising tournament for the BBB Foundation, which was played in June at Maderas Golf Club in Poway. The tournament went "back...back...back" to past favorites, including the return to Maderas and everyone's favorite, a pair of custom-fitted golf shoes for each player.
Over the years, the Gerry Wilson Golf Classic has generated much-needed funds that have helped your BBB to continue providing free information and services to assist hundreds of thousands of consumers with their buying decisions, as well as their protection against scams and frauds. Thanks to support from golfers and sponsors, your BBB is able to respond and deliver on our objectivity that’s based on evaluating the trustworthiness of businesses based on a set of high, time-tested standards.
The winners from the 2009 Gerry Wilson BBB Golf Classic included:
-- 1st Place, Low Net: Bill Riordan, Robert Riordan and David Price.
-- Tie, 2nd Place, Low Net: Mark Bergman, Bob Ross, Bruce Redmon and John Pryor.
-- Tie, 2nd Place, Low Net: Chuck Dunning, Craig Pobst, Bob Cerasoli and George Essig.
-- Low Gross: Carlos Enriquez, Jeff Gerken, Michael Harrity and John Hart.
-- Closest to the pin: Michael Tabor
-- Longest drive, men: Jeff Z
-- Longest drive, ladies, Michelle Lusk
-- “Wacky slacks” contest winner: Bryan Wilson
A special thanks to the participants of our 5th annual wacky slacks contest. We owe our frivolity to our tournament’s namesake, the late Gerry Wilson -- the BBB’s president/CEO from January 1996 to March 2004 -- who was known for arriving at the first tee wearing outrageous and multicolored trousers. I am sure that Gerry is smiling down at us right now.
We also owe thanks to Bill Griffith, anchor with KGTV-TV, who returned as the celebrity auctioneer for his fifth consecutive year. Griffith is considered to be the "dean" of San Diego television; in part because he's been on the air with 10News since February 1976 (the longest continuing tenure at the same station by anyone currently working in the market).
We hope to see all the golfers and sponsors again next year. At its heart, the BBB is – and always has been – a people organization. Since our San Diego Bureau opened in 1921, we have constantly demonstrated that people can make a difference. Thank you again for supporting your BBB!
Your BBB is grateful to those generous sponsors of the recent 13th annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic, a fund-raising tournament for the BBB Foundation. Among the sponsors:
-- Sycuan Resort & Casino, lunch sponsor;
-- Jack In The Box, putting challenge sponsor;
-- Barney & Barney, beverage cart sponsor;
-- Hurn Mechanical Heating & Cooling, beverage cart sponsor.
Eagle Tee sponsors included Encore Capital Group, BMW South County and Union Bank.
Tee sponsors included Aflac, Auto Body Excellence, Bekins Moving Solutions, C & M Relocation Systems, Coastal Payroll Service, Cox Business, Eagle Graphics, ESN Restoration Service, Gaslamp Insurance, Go Staff, Health Savings Associates Insurance Services, John Hine Pontiac Mazda, University of California at San Diego and Walter Andersen Nursery.