Monday morning, Chesterton’s Sand Creek Country Club welcomed members of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to their 11th Annual Duneland Chamber Golf Outing for a morning full of networking, golf, and memories.
The annual golf outing is held at Sand Creek every year, and this year, the club welcomed over 80 members of the Chamber to play a round of golf with other members and representatives of local businesses and organizations.
“Our annual golf outing is meant to get a group of people together to play a round of golf at one of our hidden gems in Northwest Indiana,” said Maura Durham, President of the Duneland Chamber. “If you are an avid golfer, or a golfer that wants to be an avid golfer, you get the chance once a year with our Chamber to golf.”
The Duneland Chamber of Commerce serves local businesses and organizations in the Duneland area and offers numerous opportunities for advertising, networking, and growth, all meant to stimulate economic development. The Sand Creek Country Club golf outing is just one of the many events throughout the year that the Chamber hosts with a goal of bringing members and businesses together for a day of networking.
“There’s a lot of great networking today being done on the course,” Durham said. “There are a lot of people who make the town go round who are coming today, and a lot of people who don’t know each other yet.”
The shotgun start to the golf outing began at 10:00 am, but plenty of members enjoyed a relaxing time chatting with fellow members. Along with a fun day of golf, members had the chance to win prizes for their performances out on the golf course, like longest drive and closest to the pin.
Members were divided into groups of four and played a four-person scramble, which means each player competes against another in their group for “Best Ball.” Despite the competition between members, the annual outing is a laid-back event meant to bring everyone together for an entertaining round of golf on a beautiful course.
“It’s not a competitive event, and everyone seems to have a great time,” said Cory Blanchard, Head Golf Professional for Sand Creek. “It’s important for the community and for our members. There are a lot of people who know each other and a lot who don’t know each other, so it’s a great chance for people to get involved in the community, meet each other, and have fun out here.”
One Duneland Chamber member, Eric Groat, Engineering Supervisor for NIPSCO, had never been to Sand Creek Country Club before, so he was looking forward to a sunny afternoon out on the golf course networking and getting to know his fellow Duneland Chamber members.
“Events like this are really important,” Groat said. “When we do business throughout the community, it gives us more opportunities to network and put names to faces that may not otherwise know.”
It was another successful Duneland Chamber Golf Outing at Sand Creek Country Club Monday morning as members from around the Duneland area came together for an enjoyable afternoon under the sun.
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