Golf Ascension 2014


Ascension Chamber Members Enjoy a Day on the Greens at Golf Ascension 2014

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Ascension Chamber hosted their annual Golf Ascension Tournament.   Everyone enjoyed a beautiful day of golf benefiting a great cause—Leadership Ascension! Such a successful event can only be attributed to the wonderful sponsors, volunteers, participants and committee members that consistently work together to help the Chamber grow and prosper.


The Chamber would first like to thank the Tournament’s Corporate Sponsors for their donations and participation in the tournament:  Action Therapy & Wellness, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., BASF, EATEL, Lofton Staffing & Security Services, Skid Marks Tire & Auto Care and St. Elizabeth Hospital/St. Elizabeth Physicians.  Each year the tournament’s corporate sponsors not only help fund the event, but also get involved by sponsoring teams, putting up tents on the course and offering great door prizes.


There were many additional sponsors who made this tournament such a success.  LeBlanc Nissan sponsored a Hole In One Contest for the chance to win a new car. Food and Drink Sponsors for the day were Schlotzsky’s Deli who provided lunch, Don’s Seafood who provided dinner, Baton Rouge Coca Cola and Community Coffee.  Whitney National Bank sponsored the tournament’s Snack Shop and beverage cart sponsors were Domain Architecture, Embassy Suites, Postlethwaite & Netterville and Waguespack & Associates Insurance. In addition, Cox Communications sponsored this year’s “Take It Easy in the Big Easy” Raffle.


Contributing to the many activities throughout the tournament were United Community Bank sponsoring the Longest Drive contest and Baton Rouge Title sponsoring the Closest-to-the-Hole Contest. On the course, hot jambalaya was provided courtesy of Glenn Shaheen of GSA Consulting Engineers. In addition, numerous tent sponsors provided wonderful drinks and treats for the golfers throughout the course.  These tent sponsors were Innovative Waste, Lake Urgent Care, Mike Anderson’s, Red River Bank, Republic Services, T-N-T Gas & Supply and United Medical Rehabilitation. We would also like to give a big thanks to St. Michel Day Spa for providing complimentary chair massages for the golfers and Alana International Travel for securing the “Take It Easy in the Big Easy” Raffle Package.


Although all of the players did a great job on the greens, a few teams and players earned awards as the top in the tournament. The 1st Place Gross Prize was awarded to Cornel Smith, Marcus Johnson, Curtis Domingue and Darin Johnson of Impala. Earning the 1st Place Net Prize was John Corban III, Mark Perryman, Kurt LaCroix and Jimmy Haney of Cox. Second Place Net was awarded to the team sponsored by Hughes Insurance- Bret Hughes, Brad Hughes, Marty Bourgeois and Clay Stafford. 3rdPlace Net was awarded to Jacob Waguespack, Matt Percy, Conrad Fountain and Ozzie Fernandez.


The Chamber would also like to thank all hole sponsors, door prize donors, Pelican Point Golf Club and this year’s Golf Ascension Committee. Scott Banker, EATEL, and Jobie Templet, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. co-chair the committee.  Additional committee members include: Bridget Hanna, Ascension Clerk of Court’s Office; Amy Hathorn-Lambert, Impala; Rae Milano, Lofton Staffing & Security Services and Glenda Shaheen, GSA Consulting Engineers.


Funds from the annual golf event are used to assist with funding for the Chamber’s Leadership Ascension Program.  For more information on Golf Ascension or Leadership Ascension, please contact the Ascension Chamber of Commerce at 225.647.7487 or

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