The Mattoon Chamber of Commerce will be holding our Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course on Friday, July 14, 2017. We will have a shotgun start at 12 noon. We are excited to build on our well attended event from last year. Our theme this year is “Around the World in 18 Holes”. We plan on placing Mattoon as the center of the world and building the international holes around Mattoon.

Why did we decide to have Mattoon as the center of the world? Mattoon has numerous connections internationally. A few examples include ANAMET Electrical Incorporated, which ships products manufactured in Mattoon directly to Australia. Justrite Manufacturing Company ships products produced in Mattoon to numerous international destinations around the world including Australia, China, Europe, India and The Middle East. BOCK’s Identi Company ships from Mattoon to distributors in Canada, Central America and China. These are just some of the many Chamber members who have international ties. It is great to know that Mattoon and many of our local businesses contribute to the global economy.

We have a lot of fun and exciting plans for our internationally themed golf outing this year. Our putting contest will have Mattoon at the starting point and will have “international” destinations to putt to including places like Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. We will be selling raffle tickets for $10 each. The raffle ticket winner will receive $3,000 in cash. $3,000 could go a long way to a great trip anywhere in the world. Each golf hole will be themed to a particular Country and we plan to have the pins flying those Country’s flags. KC Summers will be sponsoring a free car or truck worth $25,000 to anyone who can make a hole in one on the 17th hole at Meadowview during the event. They are also sponsoring other prize packages for the remaining (3), par three holes to the lucky golfer who gets a hole in one. We will also have prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, lowest gross and lowest net scores.  If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at 217-235-5661.


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