Improving Business in the Wilmington Region

2017 WBD Golf Tournament Draws 41 Teams

With its moss-draped trees and immaculate landscaping, River Landing provides an ideal backdrop for golf anytime. But add in friends, colleagues, a festive atmosphere and a worthwhile cause, and you have the ingredients of a top-notch annual business golf event. That was the case on May 17th at the annual WBD Golf Tournament, where 123 players gathered to compete across 41 teams.

“WBD’s golf tournament has become an occasion that business leaders across our region look forward to year-round,” says Dickson McLean. “It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those who support economic development in Greater Wilmington to come together in a way that is meaningful, valuable and fun.”

Proceeds from the event help fund WBD’s global market and promotion of the Greater Wilmington region. As in prior years, Verizon Wireless was the corporate sponsor of the 2017 tournament. PNC Bank and Cape Fear Community College were breakfast and lunch sponsors, respectively. Coastal Beverage and R. A. Jeffreys Distributing Company were this year’s beverage sponsors.

WBD leaders are grateful to sponsors and participants of this year’s tournament. “Among other benefits derived from the tournament is the opportunity we have as an organization each year to say ‘thank you’ to all those individuals and companies on whose support WBD relies,” McLean says.

1st Place = David Rizzo, Garrick West, Matty Fitzgerald

2nd Place = Tom Dobson, John Pace, Jamie Eckard

3rd Place = Jason Mcleod, Tim Clinkscales, James Wolfe

4th Place = Richard Broadway, Chad Tate, Matthew Waldrop