This past Monday, nearly 150 golfers competed in the 2019 WANADA Open at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling. The weather cooperated once again this year and the 2019 WANADA Golf Outing was an overwhelming success!
Golfers from more than 20 dealerships around the region participated this year. Dealerships represented included Apple Ford/Lincoln, AutoNation Toyota Leesburg, Beyer Automotive Group, Bomnin Chevrolet Manassas, Chevy Chase Acura, Fair Oaks Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram, Farrish of Fairfax Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram/Subaru, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria, Ourisman Automotive, Rosenthal Automotive, Safford Automotive Group, Sheehy Auto Group, Ted Britt Ford/Lincoln, and many more.
The 2019 WANADA Open also featured several members of WANADA’s current Board of Directors out on the links: Chairman John Bowis and Secretary Chip Doetsch, plus board members John Altman, Robert Fogarty Jr, Jim Gramm, Joe Sanchez, and Tom Parsons. Attendees had overwhelmingly positive reviews of Trump National’s Championship Course, which provides players with stunning views of the Potomac River.
The tournament was a “scramble” format (“Captain’s Choice”) and as such, some of the teams shot very low scores. The winning foursome was the group from Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, a Kindred-Line member. Together, Louie Galbraith, Nick Brunotte, Johnny Groupe, and Tony Taylor posted a score of 60, or 12 shots below par. The second-place team from JM&A Group shot -11, and the team from Ted Britt Ford/Lincoln shot 10-under to finish in third place.
A number of dealers and Kindred-Line members also joined the post-golf festivities, including a happy hour and dinner in the course’s clubhouse, featuring panoramic views of the course and the Potomac River. In addition to the prizes awarded to the winning golfers, attendees had the chance to win a host of high-end door prizes, including $500 gift cards, an iPad, outdoor portable grills, and more. There was also a charitable 50-50 raffle, which collected $1,830 total — $915 went to the raffle winner, and the same amount went to WANADA’s Automobile Dealer Education Institute.
WANADA extends its many thanks to all those who helped make this year’s WANADA Open a big success, including the WANADA Special Events Committee and the many sponsors who made this event possible.
Architects Group Practice
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
BMO Harris Bank
BSC America/Bel Air Auto Auction
Charapp & Weiss, LLP
Chesapeake Contracting Group
Chesapeake Petroleum & Supply Co.
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, LP
Crovato BG Products and Services
Penney Design Group
RBC Wealth Management
SunDun Office Refreshments
UHY LLP Certified Public Accountants
WANADA Insurance Brokerage & Trust
Washington Auto Show
Yoffe Exposition Services
WANADA Special Events Committee
Tom Parsons, B&R Associates
Dwayne Cannon, JM&A Group
Jennifer Parsons, DARCARS
Peter Reilly, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell
Tom Layden, BG Products
Sam Weaver, Chevy Chase Cars