Pro golfer to participate in NCC tourney


Justin Moose


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Professional golfer Justin Moose will take part in Nash Community College’s 29th annual Student Scholarship Golf Classic on Oct. 5 at Benvenue Country Club.

Moose is ranked 13th in the world with a 468-yard longest drive in competition, 147 mph swing speed and 219 mph ball speed.

The annual tournament raises funds to assist NCC students pursuing their educational goals. At the tournament, Moose will be on a Par 5 hole where any team making a qualifying donation on his tee box will have the opportunity to win a three-day trip to Pebble Beach in Monterey, Calif. Moose will drive the ball 400-plus yards, giving contestants a chance to hole out from his drive making a Double Eagle, Albatross or hole in two and win.

The winner will receive American Airlines airfare for two to San Francisco and two nights at Pebble Beach Lodge plus three rounds of golf for two at Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay. The trip is valued is $5,000.

Additionally, the Student Scholarship Golf Classic planning committee will host a pre-tournament party from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 in the NCC Business and Industry Center that will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and NCC’s special craft brews, entertainment, a silent auction, ball drop board and chipping contest.

Special thanks to tournament sponsors Cummins Inc. Rocky Mount Engine Plant, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Sandy Cross Consultant Services, Team Harris, Nationwide–Seagroves Agency Inc., DJ Rose & Son, The Dudes, Institutional Interiors, Providence Bank, CresCom Bank, Piggly Wiggly Matthews Group, Franklin Street Partners and Electricities.

Hole sponsors are Sonny Brantley-Hubert Vester Auto Group, Dr. David Brantley, Carolina Eagle Distributing, Davenport Autopark, Dr. J. Reid Parrott Jr., JoAnne Rodri and Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts.

The 2018 Golf Committee members are NCC Foundation Board President Frank Maynard; Coordinator of Alumni Relations Denise Beamer; Benvenue Country Club Golf Professional Ryan Keeter; NCC President Dr. Bill Carver; Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Trent Mohrbutter; Tournament Chairman Ralph Emerson of Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant: Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership Executive Director Pam Gould; NCC Foundation Executive Director Pam Ballew; NCC Foundation Board Secretary Lyn Brown; Vice President of Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Officer Wendy Marlowe; Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Adrienne Covington; Dean of Marketing Kelley Deal; and NCC Foundation Assistant Director Angela Becker.

For more information, visit www.nashcc.edu/golf or call 252-451-8440