Two Guilford County officials and two others teamed up to shoot an impressive golf score that has resulted in $25,000 in prize money that will go to help feed the hungry and buy presents this holiday for kids who otherwise might not get any.
Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston and Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers played in the 5th Annual First Responders of the Triad Golf Tournament this year on a team that included Marc Isaacson, a partner with the Isaacson Sheridan Law Firm, and Nathaniel Hargett III, the president and owner of Hargett Funeral Service, Inc.
The team was hot that day and came in at first place, which meant the foursome could designate how to use the $25,000 donated from First Responders of the Triad, Inc. and Greensboro National Golf Club.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department will accept the check at a public ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at the department’s administrative headquarters on 400 W. Washington St. in Greensboro.
The Sheriff’s Department is using all of the money to help fund the department’s food drive and an upcoming toy drive.
The tournament used a modified Captain’s Choice format with the four players all playing off of the best drive on each hole.
Alston said Hargett was the driving force – literally. His drives were a thing of beauty, the chairman said.
“He played for NC State and he can really play,” Alston said. “He was the A golfer. All we had to do was chip and putt.”
Alston said of Rogers’ golf game, “He’s OK.”
“He works too hard as sheriff to be a great golfer,” Alston added, noting that Rogers did help contribute to the win.
He also said it was a large tournament with 25 teams and he didn’t realize the team had come in first place until after he got home.
Alston said the prize money had to go to a first responder department of the team’s choice so it was a “no brainer” for it to go to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department because the sheriff was on the team and because Rogers carries a gun.