Meridian Participates in Annual FlightSafety Golf Tournament

Team Meridian at the Sponsor Hole: (left to right) Kirk Stephen, David Tidwell, Dan Govatos, Anthony Banome, Dennis O'Connell, Colin MacLeod

Team Meridian at the Sponsor Hole (left to right): Kirk Stephen, David Tidwell, Dan Govatos, Anthony Banome, Dennis O’Connell, Colin MacLeod

On Monday, June 24, 2013, Meridian Air Charter sent a foursome of pilots to play in the 17th Annual FlightSafety 2013 Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament held at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, New York. In addition to sending players, Meridian also supported the event with a hole sponsorship located on the Meadows course. The par 3 was also a contest hole for ‘Closest to the Pin’. The sponsorship enabled Meridian representatives to network with golfers by having a tent at the hole, where volunteers handed out cold water and power bars to very thirsty players. The weather was unusually hot and humid for late June, with temperatures reaching well into the 90’s for most of the day.

The tournament was a success with 180 golfers, 240 attendees, and 26 sponsors participating. Since Centennial is a 27 hole course, FlightSafety awarded 3 First Place prizes to foursomes with the lowest scores based on the combination of courses played. 1st place winners were as follows:

• Signature Flight Support on the Meadows/Lakes courses with a final score of 58
• The Whitewind Company on the Fairways/Meadows courses with a final score of 60
• Corporate Air Transport on the Lakes/Fairways courses with a final score of 60

There were 5 prizes offered for the ‘Closest to the Pin’ contests. Congratulations to Joe Gallucci of the New York City Police for winning at the hole sponsored by Meridian, located at #5 Meadows!

Prizes included iPads, Kindles, digital cameras, and aircraft models, and two Ping putters dontated by Meridian. Team Meridian completed the round +3, finishing with the same score as last year. Although the Meridian team did not win any prizes this year, everyone from the company agreed that the event was fun and very well-organized.

Meridian is looking forward to participating in its next golf tournament, which will be the 29th Annual Teterboro Airport Scholarship Classic at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ, on September 20, 2013.

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