Maury Regional Health Care Foundation raises nearly $95K at annual golf tournament


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The annual Tony Starks Memorial Golf Tournament was held Sept. 21 at the Graymere Country Club in Columbia, raising nearly $95,000 for the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation. This year’s tournament is one of the largest in the Foundation’s history.

Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore said it was another beautiful day, with lots of memories made all while raising money for a good cause.

“The Tony Starks Memorial Golf Tournament is a joy to host each year. The day was full of fun with great people and beautiful weather,” Kilgore said. “We want to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and golfers for another successful tournament.”

Prizes were awarded to the winners and runners-up of three flights in both the morning and afternoon groups. There were also contests for longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and the team putting challenge.


Prize winners in the morning round included:
Men’s longest drive (second hole): Trevor Gold - Alliance Bernstein
Women’s longest drive (first hole): Sarah Thomas - Preventia
Closet to the pin (seventh hole): Robert Johnson - Resource Corporation of America
Closet to the pin (ninth hole): Gregg Lynch - Doster Construction
Closet to the pin (13th hole): James Young - Alliance Bernstein
Putting contest: Wold Architects & Engineers - Ron Franks, Kenny Soderstrom, Martin Franks, Chad Hilderbrand
First place, first flight: SurgiCor - Wes Collins, Chad Butler, Jake Wade, Blake Melton
Second place, first flight: Cintas - Robert Long, John Wynn, Jeff Davis, Blaise Wilson
First place, second flight: Maury County Medical Society - Sean Cannady, DO; Braden Schuster, MD; Taylor Masters, MD; Frances Mei Hardin, MD
Second place, second flight: Listerhill Credit Union - Jeremy Walton, Distin Holden, Jody Lanier, Matt Holden
First place, third flight: Maury Regional Health I - Nathan Miller, Bobby Pulley, Trevor Brewer, Jeff Pannell
Second place, third flight: Doster Construction - Weston Burt, Joe Wall, Gregg Lynch, Jay Myrick
Afternoon prize winners included:
Men’s longest drive (second hole): Gary Hogan - Mint Condition
Women’s longest drive (first hole): Christina Lannom, DO - Maury Regional Health II
Closet to the pin (seventh hole): Camden Johns - SG Network
Closet to the pin (ninth hole): Hunter Harris - NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center
Closet to the pin (13th hole): Zach Hilbers - NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center
Putting contest: Dr. Jeff Adams’ Team - Jeff Adams, MD; Freddie Wade, MD; Zach Pharr, MD; Alex Goodman; DMD
First place, first flight: NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center - Craig Jones, Zach Hilbers, Marshall Ussery, Hunter Harris
Second place, first flight: Columbia Machine Works - Johnny Langsdon, Marcus Albright, Scotty Eastep, Mike Baltzer
First place, second flight : Health Care Strategies - Paul Wurm, David Fant, Nick Wurm, John Arnold
Second place, second flight: Maury Regional Health II - Christina Lannom, DO; Drew Keller; Rhett Hogan; Tony Lannom
First place, third flight: Bernhard - Chad Straughn, Jimmy Veteto, Daniel Allen
Second place, third flight: Anchor Health Properties I - Scott Summerville, Will Foster, Joe Howard, Jim Grippo, MD

Special thanks to tournament sponsor Maury Regional Health; master’s sponsors Anchor Health Properties and Vizient, Inc.; gold sponsors Bernhard, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Infor U.S., Morrison Healthcare Inc. and Wold Architects & Engineers; silver sponsors Alliance Bernstein, Butler Snow, LLP, Farm Bureau Health Plans, Listerhill Credit Union, Maury Regional Medical Group, National Fire & Life Safety, Radon Medical Imaging, Revecore/Kemberton, R.J. Young, SurgiCor and T. Rowe Price; food and beverage sponsors Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Cigna Healthcare, Coca-Cola, Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Littler, MedCycle Management and Morrison Healthcare; putting contest sponsor NHC – South Central District; beverage cart sponsors Ascend Federal Credit Union and Cloudmed, an R1 Company; golf cart sponsor Tristar Elevator; hazard sponsor NHC Homecare; monster sponsor Cloudmed, an R1 Company; and car hole-in-one sponsor Roberts Toyota.

All proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than $4.6 million in programs and services benefiting community members in need. These programs include medication assistance, a food bank, transportation assistance, educational support, community health initiatives and employee assistance. Learn more about the Foundation at

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