National Performance Warehouse clients and suppliers came together Dec. 9 for a best-ball golf tournament benefitting charity. The event at Shula’s Miami Lakes Golf Club provided networking opportunities for participants, while raising $5,000 for First Tee Miami, a local nonprofit that engages youth through golf. It was the 29th year the company held the tournament.
The event went off without a hitch, so to speak, but expert instruction didn’t necessarily fix the hitch in some participants’ golf swings. PGA pro Eric Compton, a Miami native with several PGA wins and runner-up finish at the US Open major golf tournament, was on hand to lead a golf clinic prior to tee off. In addition to group lessons, Compton gave individual instruction to several players.
As a fun feature during the tournament, Compton was stationed on the eighth tee providing drives off the tee for teams. His drive had golfers near the green in one shot on the par four, resulting in a lot of birdies.
North Miami-based Automotive Products won the tournament with a score of 59.
A banquet was held after the tournament at the original Shula’s Steak House founded by Don Shula, head coach of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. The banquet featured cocktails, dinner, awards and door prizes.
“We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors who make this event possible. We certainly know that both our customers and our suppliers create business opportunities here as well as friendships as they spend time outside the normal business process,” said Larry Pacey, president and CEO of NPW. “I want to thank Eric Compton for the generous use of his time spent with us. We are also glad to have the proceeds benefit the The First Tee Miami. We look forward to our 30th event next year; and 2019 will also be the 50th anniversary of the company.”