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GGCC to Host 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

August 17, 2018

Tee it high, and let it fly.

   The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14.

   The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business and play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network.

   “At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that - meet new people, reconnect with others”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

   ‘Golf is an extremely important networking tool. It has long been said, ‘it's not what you know, but who you know,’ and simply put, a golf course is a great place to get to know someone. You are out on the course, beautiful day, you’re having a good game, your foursome is enjoying themselves and you're all having a great time. A situation like this could very possibly be considered work,” she said.

   Golf is a game that involves a lot of downtime so it affords plenty of opportunity for quality conversation. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of this time and build relationships.

   The Chamber’s tournament offers its members and guests a variety of sponsorship opportunities for them to either play and/or network with business colleagues, gain exposure, build good will and get brand recognition for their business. At this tournament over 100 business owners, representatives and supporters can complete their round, win prizes, compete in golf contests, enjoy food and drinks and have an ultimate golf experience.

   A portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. Last December, the Chamber. Exceeded its endowment goal of $100,000. The endowment was established for future giving and to ensure that the GGCC continued to support Montgomery College in perpetuity. We are committed to workforce development & investing in Montgomery College students. The GGCC is grateful to its sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Worthington Manor Golf Club.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.



Tournament Schedule:

•   Driving Range Open: 8:00 am

•   Registration Begins: 8:00 am

•   Lunch: 11:30 am

•   Putt-A-Rama: 9:15 am

•   Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|

•   Award Reception: 3:30 pm

Tournament Features:

•   Scramble Scoring

•   Beat the Pro

•   Hole in One Contest

•   Closest to the Pin

•   Longest Drive


The GGCC golf tournament sponsors include:

Tournament Sponsor

City of Gaithersburg

Genesis Security Systems, LLC

Hughes Network Systems

Montgomery College

Shady Grove Medical Center 


Golfer Gift

DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Therrien Waddell, Inc. 


Lunch Sponsor

Buch Construction




Beverage Cart Sponsor

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A

Village Settlements, Inc.



DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors



Therrien Waddell


Closest to The Pin - Men

Old Line Bank


Tee Sponsors

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Homewood Suites

Linowes & Blocher, LLP

The Lube Center & The Auto Spa

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC


Allen DeLeon of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors is the Chair and Master of Ceremonies for the event.



Caption: Therrien Waddell, Inc. never passes up the chance to swing into action at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club. The Chamber will host its 28th Annual Tournament on Friday, September 14, 2018.


Photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing

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