Lt. Nancy White and three co-workers from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Monday amplified the 2017 patriotic theme of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, presenting the U.S. and Missouri flags as the tournament launched its two-week stretch.
It was all part of the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic & Fashion Show presented by Advertising Plus, an event which drew 120 to Highland Springs Country Club.
This year’s PGA Web.com Price Cutter tournament is titled “United We Stand for Kids * Charity * Community * PGA Web.com Tour,” and the presentation of the flags reinforced what this year’s tournament truly represents.
“I’m honored to be a part of it,” said White, who was joined by Corporal Meggan Hartman and Deputies Leslie Gulliford and Samantha Hancock in presenting the colors before the fashion show. “I think a little patriotism doesn’t hurt anyone. I’m from a military background and, anytime I can put a good foot forward (for the sheriff’s office), it gets us out in the public eye.”
Said Hartman, “This year I ran the torch in the Special Olympics. So I like helping out with anything that helps a good cause.”
They weren’t the only ones donating their time to the PCCC, which has gifted almost $14 million to Ozarks children’s charities in the past 27 years.
Brian Maloney, the Director of Golf at Highland Springs, was joined with 13 other pros in offering golf tips during the morning clinic. They included: Steve Harrison, Steven Schumate, Taylor Griffin, Larry Ray, Bryan Daniels, Garrett Holt, Brian Bennett, Tonya McCall, Dean Hudspeth, Megan Furnish, Danny Daily, Don Green, Jake Mann and Max Arrowwood.
“I’m very impressed. The teachers are excellent,” said Loretta Knutson, who was part of a group with Tara Rayle of Missouri Equipment Leasing. “They seem to know your game, and I’m amazed how quickly they pick it up. I’ve got three great tips to go home with.”
Susan Teaford echoed those comments.
“I needed this,” Teaford said. “I’ve played for only four or five years, but I’m here because I need help.”
The fashion show featured clothing from Shaila’s Boutique in Nixa as well as Academy Sports. Modeling the clothing were Stephanie and Taylor Appleby, Mary Hankins, Kelly Smith, Chloe Charboneau, Donna Gravitt, Heather Landholt, Maggie Stafford, Jillian Johnson as well as Debbie and Delillah Derosa.
Emcee of the event was KOLR 10’s Jennifer Kielman, while KOLR 10’s Kelly Smith and Jeremy Rabe sang the National Anthem.
Monday’s event kick-started a two-week stretch for the PCCC, which will host golf experiences Wednesday and then Friday through Aug. 9 – all pro-ams — before the pros play for a $675,000 purse during the 28th PCCC Aug. 10-13 at Highland Springs. The Golf Ball & Charity Auction presented by Copy Products, Inc., and University Plaza Convention Center is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the convention center.