National Center for Construction Education & Research
Alachua, Fla.—The first annual Build Your Future, Scramble for Skills Golf Tournament, CURT Edition, was held in Chandler, Arizona on November 9th and 10th. The participants had an amazing time while raising scholarship money for basic screening and training for new recruits into the construction industry.
On the afternoon of the 9th, directly following the annual CURT conference, the participants rotated through five instructional stations (putting, chipping, full shots, sand and pitching) each manned with a PGA pro from Back Tee Sports.
“It’s amazing what you can learn from these pros in 30 minutes,” stated Ted Blanton, president of the North American Crane Bureau. Rick Graves, senior vice president of operations with Fluor, continued the sentiment with, “the pros are outstanding in working with you to improve your game. They really take their time with the one-on-one instruction.”
The day continued with Jamie Sadlowski, two-time World Long Drive Champion, holding an entertaining exhibition. “Jamie was the icing on the cake for a great day of instruction. I have never seen a golf ball hit that far,” commented Doug Rosentreter, KBR, Canada.
Finally the night ended with a wonderful dinner and an exciting auction where the participants got the chance to bid on PGA pros to play on their teams in the tournament. Major Ed Pulido with Folds of Honor made a moving presentation and two Folds of Honor Patriot Golf trips were auctioned off to the highest bidders.
Thursday was the day of reckoning with teams playing for terrific prizes. The format of the four person shamble was a huge hit with the golfers. Congratulations to the winning team: Doug Rosentreter, KBR, Canada, Henry Sorenson of Prov™, Ben Smith, Yates Construction, Tom Bullington, Yates Construction and Curt Schnell, Pro with Back Tee Sports.
“Overall the tournament exceeded our expectations. Everything we’ve heard has been positive, and we anticipate the excitement will carry over to next year’s event,” stated Diane Greene, executive director of the Build Your Future campaign.